...a leather-bound version of The Lord of the Rings available in bookstores. It was a single volume, not split into a trilogy. I've tried googling, and I've seen a few different editions, but none look like the one from my memory. 😕
I'd like to have a really nice version of the novel some day--I've currently just got the paperbacks--but I haven't seen any that I think are just fantastic. And it would need to be pretty awesome, since this would just be a vanity thing. I'm thinking burgundy leather, with gilded lettering and maybe some deep-set stamped runes or something. It would also be cool if it came locked and the only way to open it is to say the word "mellon." But that might be asking a bit much.