Collecting Uncanny X-Men 162 – 179, plus Annual 6
So far, it is the only collection that has the entire Paul Smith run. There is the trade, From the Ashes, but it starts at 168 and ends at 175. It is in color, which is nice but it lacks the first three issues of Smith’s run.
Essential X-Men Volume Four is in black and white but the art really stands out.
This is Chris Claremont running on all cylinders and the stories are simply the best.
Whenever I can recommend a trade, this is always on the top of my list. I read somewhere that the Essential trades are going out of print so this may become an expensive trade but until Marvel releases a Paul Smith Visionaries, this is as good as it gets. And it is pretty grand.