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Panther Horror Paperbacks 60’s & 70’s

Gillian Tindall – A Handbook On Witches

Posted by demonik on September 13, 2011

Gillian Tindall – A Handbook On Witches   (Panther, 1967)

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Cover illustration: Michael Leonard

Blurb
WHAT WITCHES DO WHEN THEY MEET
WHAT IS THE `SHAMEFUL KISS’?
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN WITCHCRAFT AND PHALLIC WORSHIP
THE SYMBOLISM OF THE BROOMSTICK
CAULDRONS, CHARMS, SPELLS AND PROPHYLACTICS
FAMOUS WITCH TRIALS
WHAT HAPPENS AT A WITCHES SABBATH?
LIVES OF FAMOUS WITCHES… INCLUDING THE FEARFUL CASE OF ISOBEL GOWDIE
WHO PLAYED THE PART OF THE DEVIL AT WITCHES’ FEASTS … THE NOTORIOUS MAN IN BLACK?

A HANDBOOK OF WITCHES … a super cool factual look at an inflammatory subject too often shrouded in hysteria and emotion, specially written for the general reader, covering all aspects of witches and, their lore … from dill water to elf-bolts, grimoires to prickers…

`HIGHLY READABLE … THIS BOOK SHOULD GO FAR TOWARDS SATISFYING THE NATIONAL THIRST FOR THE SINISTER’— Observer
`MANY GRISLY ANECDOTES’ — Sunday Telegraph

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Simon Raven – Doctors Wear Scarlet

Posted by demonik on June 29, 2011

Simon Raven – Doctors Wear Scarlet  (Panther, 1967)

Blurb
This deliberately outrageous novel deserves to be read even by those who will find that they detest it – Guardian
Obviously destined to be the most smashing popular success since Sapper – Spectator
It terrifies, it sometimes nauseates but it demonstrates one thing triumphantly. Mr. Raven can write – The Times
This is story-telling as it ought to be …. it is not, however, for the squeamish … Bram Stoker himself could not have provided more dark shocks – Books & Bookmen
A climax that is definitely X-certificate – Yorkshire Evening Post

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H. P. Lovecraft – Dagon and Other Macabre Tales

Posted by demonik on May 6, 2010

H. P. Lovecraft –  Dagon and Other Macabre Tales (Panther, 1969)


Dagon
Polaris
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
The Doom That Came to Sarnath
The White Ship
The Cats of Ulthar
Celephaïs
From Beyond
The Temple
The Tree
The Other Gods
The Quest of Iranon
Herbert West – Reanimator
Hypnos

Supernatural Horror in Literature
Complete Chronology

Thanks to Severance of Vault for providing the cover scan.

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George Theodore Wilkinson – The Newgate Calendar

Posted by demonik on April 26, 2010

George Theodore Wilkinson – The Newgate Calendar (Panther, 1963)

Blurb

Murderers, ravishers, traitors and rogues of every description. The great chronicles of crime and the bloodiest deeds in criminal history.

Through the pages of this remarkable work we follow the careers of the great criminals of Britain’s most licentious era. We walk beside them through the vice dens of the eighteenth century’s underworld, wait with them in the ditches of the country roads to pounce on unsuspecting travellers, and stand before them as they breathe their last on the scaffolds of Tyburn and Execution Dock. Here are the stories of the infamous whose names have lived down the years: Jonathan Wild, Captain Kidd, Dick Turpin, Sawney Beane, Jack Ketch, John Sheppard, and a host of other murderers, pirates, cut-throats and traitors presented in a vivid, fascinating volume. But be warned it is not for the squeamish.

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