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Look Here: Five occult paperbacks by Peter Saxon, with cover art by Jeffrey Jones

I’ve posted some of these covers before, but I recently purchased some copies that, in a couple of instances, and for various reasons (like this, for example), are nicer than the books I scanned previously, so here I am to share with you:

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Bon app├ętit!

Keywords: The Guardians, The Killing Bone, Dark Ways to Death, The Haunting of Alan Mais, The Vampires of Finistere, Satan’s Child.

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Look Here: One fantasy and two occult paperbacks, with cover art by Jeffrey Jones

From my own collection, presented in order of publication:

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To view three other “Guardians” paperbacks with cover art by Jeffrey Jones, click here, here, and here.

To view a couple more “Kothar” paperback with cover art by Jones, click here and here.

And finally, to view all of the paperbacks with cover art by Jeffrey Jones that I’ve posted so far, click here.

Keywords: Satan’s Child, Kothar Barbarian Swordsman, The Vampires of Finistere

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Look Here: The Guardians #1 and #2, with cover art by Jeffrey Jones

From the growing vintage paperback library of yours truly, here are two novels of “occult Evil” by Peter Saxon, with cover art by Jeffrey Jones:

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Very, very nice.

Keywords: The Guardians, The Killing Bone, Dark Ways to Death.

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Look Here: Ten more paperback covers by Jeffrey Jones

The original reproduction on many of the following covers by Jeffrey Jones, all from the library of yours truly, was very poor, so my scans are sometimes not the best here. One exception is the last cover, Twilight of the Serpent, which actually showcases Jones’s artwork in more detail and with more lively colour than does the rather dour reproduction on the back cover of publisher Underwood-Miller’s lavish hardcover, The Art of Jeffrey Jones.

My favourites this time around are the covers for The Curse of Rathlaw (1968), an early effort in which Jones’s attractive design for the vignette is nicely reinforced by the typography, and Twilight of the Serpent (1977), a later cover which displays Jones’s hard-won skills as a draftsman (or draughtsman, if you prefer), mastery of lost-and-found edges in oil painting, and increasing willingness in the 1970s and early 1980s to produce images that went against the grain of traditional heroic fantasy.

Keywords: Earthmen and Strangers, Kothar of the Magic Sword, The Book of Ptath, The Jewels of Aptor, Seetee Shock, The Incomplete Enchanter, The Curse of Rathlaw, The Sword of Morning Star, Bedlam Planet, Twilight of the Serpent.