back to LOTR, here is a 1964 hardbound set from Allen & Unwin that
had that lovely pastel countryside from Pauline Baynes on its
box. You can see the artwork wrapped all the way around in a
panorama. With it is the rather less picturesque Reader's Union
set from 1960 in which the Eye appears to be broadcasting from a
hot-pink radio tower. This is radio Sauron...all Sauron, all the time....