Look Here: Two lovely mystery covers with art by McGinnis

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Wish the books were in better condition, and cleaner, but cheapskates can’t be choosers. “Buy low, pile high” is my motto. Okay, not really; I just made that up. Clever turn of phrase, though. And true, all too true, too. Just ask my wife.

Keywords: The Case of the Bigamous Spouse and The Case of the Golddigger’s Purse by Erle Stanley Gardner, Perry Mason, Robert McGinnis.

Look Here: Four Conan covers with art by Sanjulian

More cover scans this morning; fans of heroic fantasy will be pleased with the selection, I think:

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Keywords: Conan: The Flame Knife by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp; Conan: The Treasure of Tranicos by Robert E. Howard, revised by L. Sprague de Camp; Conan the Mercenary by Andrew J. Offutt, Conan and the Sorcerer by Andrew J. Offutt; Sanjulian.

Look Here: One lovely cover with kaleidoscopic art by Wilson McLean

I collect ’em (if they’re cheap enough), I scan ’em (when I can force myself to do the work), I process ’em (though I have no idea what I’m doing), and I post ’em (with a modicum of commentary, when the mood strikes; with blather like this, when I can’t think of anything interesting to say, which these days is nine times out of ten):

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Scottish artist Wilson McLean was inducted by the Society of Illustrators into its Hall of Fame in 2010.


BONUS COVER SCANS:

Keywords: Dilaton Effect by Douglas R. Mason, Synthajoy by D.G. Compton, The Wind from the Sun by Arthur C. Clark, Wilson McLean.

Look Here: Three PBK covers with airbrush art by Grossman, by Pound, and by Pritchett

More scans? Yes, of course! Why not?! More scans…

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You like? I like.

Keywords: Jimmy the Kid by Donald E. Westlake, The Space Swimmers by Gordon R. Dickson, Rajan by Tim Lukeman, John Pound, Robert Grossman, Tom Pritchett.

Look Here: The cover of Edmund Cooper’s SEED OF LIGHT, with art by Jim Burns

I scanned the front cover of Seed of Light from my personal copy; the JPEG of the artist’s airbrushed artwork sans text is from Paul Hartzog’s Flickr photostream.

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Not sure which of the two images above displays the correct colour, but at this moment, I think I prefer the one with the overall greenish cast and softer focus, i.e. the printed cover.

Finally, yes, the cover of my copy of Seed of Light has a wraparound image. But the fact is, earlier today, when I scanned the front, I simply was not in the mood to scan the spine and the back and piece it all together.

Keywords: Seed of Light by Edmund Cooper, Jim Burns.