Ballantine Paperback Edition of The Hobbit - Lion on the Cover
The first printings of the Ballantine paperback edition of The Hobbit had cover artwork by Barbara Remington. The Hobbiton she depicted was quite fantastic and even included a lion on the cover. Tolkien objected and the at least the lion was removed. Everything else stayed, even the funky tree in the foreground. Of course, Remington went on to design the covers for the Lord of the Rings. The images have a unique dream-like quality that I have come to like.
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