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By: Joshua Glenn
June 21, 2014

Here’s another vintage paperback whose title includes a free-standing “X.”

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Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee’s ‘X’ Certificate (1975), ed. Christopher Lee and Michael Parry.

A horror anthology exploiting actor Christopher Lee’s star turn in — at that point — over 100 horror films. Note, however, that the cover photo of Lee is from 1974’s The Man With The Golden Gun. Why not from 1973’s The Wicker Man? Lee also co-edited other horror anthologies, e.g., Archives of Evil and Treasury of Terror.

Contents: Robert E. Howard’s “The Black Stone”; “The Spider” by Fritz Leiber; “I, the Vampire” by Henry Kuttner; “Talent” by Robert Bloch; “Amber Print” by Basil Copper; “The Gorgon” by Clark Ashton Smith; “The Kill” by Peter Fleming; “Blood Son” by Richard Matheson; “The Monster Maker” by W. C. Morrow; “The Judge’s House” by Bram Stoker.

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