So in closing I want you to take a look at these covers, drink in their beauty, and appreciate the care, time and talent that went in to putting the series together. We will never see this kind of publishing artistry ever again.
UPDATE: 3 November
Mark Cannon of Canberra Australia sent me the following information....
"British artist Patrick Woodroffe did the "Dwellers in the Mirage" and "Seven Footprints to Satan" covers. I have a UK edition of "Dwellers" which also uses this cover. He also did the covers for Futura editions of "Satan" (with a different and much wilder cover) and "Burn Witch, Burn", and another edition of "The Ship of Ishtar".
Woodroffe illustrated huge number of British SF< Fantasy & Horror paperbacks, along with record covers, in the 1970s."
The Challenge from Beyond By C.L. Moore, A. Merritt, H.P. Lovecraft,Robert E.Howard, and Frank Belknap Long
Here's the scans of the editions in my collection.
And thanks to Bill Crider for turning me onto "Photoscape".
Now I can do these cool wrap around scans.
Cover By Stephen Fabian.
Another Fabian cover.
More Rodney Matthews!
A lovely Ken Barr cover. the original recently sold for $970!
Another one by Patrick Woodroffe! Aint this one of the most amazing things that you've ever seen!
Here are my other Merritt's in my collection. These are nice but come no where near the later editions as far as beauty goes.
Here's some links Merritt books that are still in print!
"The Moon Pool"
"The Metal Monster"
"The Ship of Ishtar"
The film "Devil Doll" was based on Mr. Merritt's "Burn Witch! Burn!"