Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillan Bachus and His Traveling Circus. Signed with Sketch of Clown. Anaheim: Bad Moon Books, 2009. 117p. Large softcover. Publishers illustrated gloss paper wraps, softcover. Signed by Barker with large sketch in black ink of a a clown with wings, perhaps the character Domingo de Ybarrondo in the book. A fine copy. A wonderful tale written by young Barker in 1974 and never released until now. A circus of fantasy and imagination done only the way Mr. Barker can do it. With full-page illustrations by Richard Kirk and an afterword by David Niall Wilson.
A Long Days Dying. Chatto & Windus, 1951. First edition, second impression, stated. First UK edition. 245p. Publishers cloth, tiny bit of bump to spine ends, minor ghost strip to first blank from dj, a near fine copy. Dust jacket, tiny bit of shelf wear/rubbing at edges, near fine. A scarce copy in this condition. In protective mylar. Overall, near fine. Authors first novel. Romance. Fiction. Literature. DP25995 $45.00
Rejected Guest. London: Heinemann, 1939. First edition. 350p. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title to spine, minor shelf wear/rubbing to edges, slight lean, outer text block a bit toned, slight soil, else still excellent. Dust jacket with minor shelf wear, front corner with little loss, minor clean tear at top cover, some rubbing at corners and edges, overall still excellent and very nice in its protective mylar. Scarce in any condition. Fiction. Poets. DP25918 $50.00
Race Against Time. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1973. First edition. 8vo. 179p. Publishers cloth, with minor toning at edges. Illustrated jacket with very minor shelf wear at outer edges, clean crease to inside flap. Overall, excellent condition for a very rare book. Science fiction. Fantasy. Space. DP25190 $75.00
Books of Blood. Volumes I and II. [Inscribed by author]. London: Sphere Books, 1984. First edition. Publishers cloth, gilt title. Pictorial dust jacket. A near fine copy (some toning to outer edges, not uncommon with this book) in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed on first free endpaper “To Vern, with bloodiest best wishes, Clive, 8th August 1984.” Rare copy with signature the year of printing. In protective mylar. First edition. First combined, and hardcover edition. Reportedly, one of only 1500 copies printed. First two of six Books of Blood, this is a rare edition and the start to Barker’s career. It was in 1984 that Barkers first published Books of Blood became an overnight success with Stephen King stating Barker was “the future of horror”. In our particular book Ramsey Campbell writes the Introduction and states on the cover “Clive Barker is the most important new writer of horror since Peter Straub”. DP25041 $175.00
Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
Tarzan The Invincible. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1931 . First Grosset edition. 318p. Publishers red cloth with black text to cover and spine, very minor shelf wear, tiny bumps at corners, an excellent copy, old owners gift inscription in ink to first paste-down and dated 1933, some minor spotting to text block at last few leaves, no affect, overall very nice copy. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, some rubbing and minor chipping at edges, and spine ends, clean tear at top of back cover, not much affect, overall still very good plus. A rare chance to own the first G&D edition for an affordable price. In protective mylar. First Grosset edition, with 33 ERB titles on last page, inscription dated 1933, as well. Tarzan. Fantasy. Adventure.
Aldiss, Brian W.
Greybeard. London: Faber & Faber, 1964. First edition. First UK edition. 237p. Publishers cloth, slight soiling to boards, little bit of foxing, spine slightly cocked. Illustrated dust jacket, minor rubbing to edges and top of spine, inside flaps with minor foxing at top. Overall, still an excellent copy. In protective mylar. Included in David Pringle’s Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels (1985). Science fiction. Apocalypse. DP25795 $75.00
Abbey, Lynn and Robert Asprin.
Catwoman. New York: DC Comics & Warner Books, 1992. First hardcover edition. Publishers cloth over boards, very minor shelf wear, near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor wear, near fine. In new protective mylar. At time of description we locate no other hardcover copies for sale, or for reference. Very rare. First hardcover edition, presumably BCE, no price on jacket. Rare. DP27210 $30.00
Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
Beyond Thirty and Man-Eater. New York: Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Publications, 1957. First edition. Limited to 3000 copies. 229p. Publishers red cloth, very minor shelf wear, tiny bit of soiling to top of boards and text block, still near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, slight soiling (not uncommon for a white jacket), near fine. An excellent copy in protective mylar. Tarzan. Fantasy. Science fiction. DP26017 $65.00
Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
The Tarzan Twins. Joilet: P.F. Volland Co., 1927. Scarce. Second edition, stated. 126, 2p. Publishers blue cloth over illustrated boards, minor shelf wear, rubbing at edges and corners, with minor loss, no real affect, spine ends lightened, overall still excellent. Old owners signature in pecnil to first blank, else text is clean and tight with bright colored illustrations, fine. Rare edition. At time of description we locate no copies of this edition, most are of later editions. In protective mylar. Second edition, stated. Scarce. Tarzan. Adventure. Fantasy. DP26024 $150.00
The Black Unicorn. New York: Del Rey/Ballantine, 1987. First edition. Inscribed by author. 8vo. 286p. Publishers cloth title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Bookplate to first paste-down. Inscribed by author on title page “To Ken - Terry Brooks 4/91”, with previous owners stamp at lower corner (Ken Clark). A near fine copy. Fantasy. Science fiction. Mythology. Unicorns. Dragons. DP25209 $25.00
Michaelmas. New York: Berkley Publishing, 1977. First edition. 8vo. 253p. Publishers cloth, title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. Anatomy of Wonder (1987): 4-96. L.W. Curry: 77. Science fiction. Science. Computers. DP25313 $25.00
Damnation Game. Signed Copy. New York: Ace/Putnam, 1987. First US edition. Hardcover. 379p. Publishers quarter cloth over boards, gilt title to spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Signed in gold ink on first end paper. A fine/fine copy. In protective mylar. Horror. Hellraiser. Occult. Magic. Cenobites. DP25566 $75.00
Lancelot Biggs. Spaceman. New York: Doubleday, 1951. First edition. 224p. Publishers blue cloth, minor rubbing to spine ends and corners, tiny ink name at top of first blank, text block toned, else excellent. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, rubbing to corners, bit of wear at corners and edges, tiny bit of loss at head of spine and edge, inside flap corners with just a little clipping, price still intact, overall still an excellent copy in protective mylar. A scarce book.
Science fiction. Humor. Amazing Stories. Weird Tales. DP25891 $30.00
Congo. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. First edition, stated first trade. 8vo. 348p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, minor foxing spots at top text block, else fine. Illustrated dust jacket, slight soiling, per norm, else fine. In protective mylar. Adventure. Thriller. Suspense. DP25305 $65.00
Conklin, Groff & Lucy, ed.
[Bradbury, Dunsany, Bierce, et al].
The Supernatural Reader. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1953. First edition. Publishers green cloth, title to spine, minor edge wear, few dings, text crisp and clean, still very good plus. Illustrated dust jacket, some edge wear/minor chipping, minor tears at back flap fold, overall still very good plus and presents excellent in new protective mylar. Scarce book of early horror and supernatural. Anthology of early horror short stories previously published in various magazines. Contains the first book edition of Ray Bradburys The Tombling Day. DP26971 $30.00
Bradley, Marion Zimmer.
The Catch Trap. New York: Ballantine, 1979. First edition. 8vo. 589p. Publishers quarter cloth, gilt title to spine, fine. Dust jacket with text in red, fine. Inscribed by author on title page “For Anne Wilson, Marion Zimmer Bradley”. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. Fantasy. Circus. Trapeze.
Breen, Walter [Marion Zimmer Bradley].
The Darkover Concordance. Berkeley: Pennyfarthing, 1979. First edition. One of 300 copies. 163p. Publishers yellow and blue illustrated cloth, very minor shelf wear, hint of rubbing at edges, still near fine. In protective mylar. No jacket, as issued. Darkover. Fantasy. Science fiction. DP26057 $45.00
Cross, John Keir.
Blackadder. A Tale of the Days of Nelson... London: Muller, 1950. First edition. Scarce in good condition. 215p. Publishers orange cloth, very minor shelf wear, bump to bottom of spine, tiny bit of soiling at head of spine, trace of pencil note to top of first blank, minor toning to text block, still excellent and about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, some soiling, back cover front corner with minor loss, overall still excellent. In protective mylar. Adventure. Youth adult fiction. DP26005 $50.00
The Last Namsara. [Signed by author]. London: Gollancz, 2017. First edition. Publishers black cloth gilt title to spine very minor shelf wear hint of spine lean overall still near fine and about as new. Signed bookplate sticker to first free endpaper. Illustrated dust jacket near fine. About as new. At time of description we locate only a few copies and they are in the UK. In new protective mylar. Priced to go. Fantasy. Dragons. Romance. DP28879 $30.00
Bullinger, E. W.
The Witness of the Stars. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1979. Reprint of 1967 edition. All original printings are scarce. At time of description we locate only modern print-on-demand copies and digital format. Publishers illustrated gilt cover that is matching dust jacket art and gilt title to spine, very minor shelf wear about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket with some rubbing and minor wear to edges, back cover with a couple clean tears, price clipped, still overall very good and presents excellent in a new protective mylar. With 41 plates in blue of zodiac and star constellation, including large folding Planisphere of the Heavens plate at end.As well as numerous text engravings. DP28406 $50.00 Astronomy. Astrology. Zodiac. Science.
The Messenger: The Life of Mohammed. Author Inscribed Copy. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth, title gilt to spine, minor shelf wear, bump to spine ends, some foxing spots at top edge of text block, no affect to pages, overall still in excellent condition. Author inscription to first blank “To - Julian Johnson - with my appreciation of his kind appreciation of my writings about Arabs - Ronnie Bodley 1946”. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, some soiling, very minor chipping at head of spine and corners, inside flaps with minor corner cuts, price still intact, overall better than very good and presents very well in new protective mylar. First edition. Bodley (1892-1970), screenwriter and novelist, British Army officer and world traveler. Julian Johnson (inscription) was the chief story editor for Fox Studios in the 1920s-1930s. DP26634 $100.00 Mohammed. Religion. Arabs. Islam. Muslim.
Star Wars: Rogue Planet. [Signed copy]. New York: Del Rey-Lucas Books, 2000. First edition. Publishers cloth over boards, title to spine, very minor shelf wear, bit of bump to spine ends, still near fine, and about as new, signed and dated by author on the title page. Pictorial dust jacket, near fine, in new protective mylar. Scarce book, signed. Star Wars. Science fiction. Fantasy. George Lucas. Movies. Film. Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker. Han Solo. Jedi. DP26178 $30.00
Magic Kingdom For Sale. New York: Del Rey, 1986. First edition. 8vo. 324p. Publishers quarter cloth, title to spine, bookplate to inside cover, embossed blind-stamp of previous owner at bottom of title page, else fine. Inscribed by author “To Ken, Terry Brooks, 4/91”. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Near fine/fine. In protective mylar. Book one in the Landover Saga and the authors first non-Shannara novel. Fantasy. Magic. Dragons. Shannara. DP25277 $40.00
Ballard, J. G.
The Unlimited Dream Company. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979. First edition. 8vo. 238p. Publishers quarter cloth, title in gilt to spine, tiny ding at top edge, else fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. In protective mylar. Barron Fantasy: 4A-16. Pringle Hundred Best Fantasy: 68.
Science fiction. Fantasy. Thriller. Supernatural. DP25303 $50.00
The Druid of Shannara. New York: Del Rey, 1991. First edition. 8vo. 423p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Inscribed by author on title page “To Ken, Terry Brooks 4/91”. In protective mylar. Book two of The Heritage of Shannara. Fantasy. Shannara. Magic. DP25297 $40.00
Curtiss, Harriette & F. Homer.
The Message of Aquaria: The Sginificance and Mission of the Aquarian Age. Washington DC, Curtiss Philosophic Book, 1947. Hardcover. Publishers cloth, title gilt to cover and spine, in excellent condition. Inside front endpaper with bookplate, first blank with old sticker and ink signature, book content text is clean and crisp. In scarce dust jacket, some minor shelf wear, bit of soiling, sticker on back but on top of mylar, no affect to book, publishing address stamped at bottom cover, as they apparently moved locations (same on title). Scarce book. Occult. Mysticism. Christian science. Esoterica. Religion Aquarius. Lucifer.New Age. Bible. Egyptology. DP20383 $75.00
The Fan. [Signed copy]. New York: Warner Brothers, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth over boards, minor bump to spine ends, still about near fine, appears unread, signed by author in black ink to title page. Pictorial dust jacket, near fine, in new protective mylar. Basis for the 1996 film directed by Tony Scott and starring Wesley Snipes and Robert De Niro. DP27249 $30.00
Sunglasses After Dark. London: Kinnell, 1990. First hardcover edition. First UK edition. 8vo. 253p. Publishers black boards, gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket by Les Edwards. A fine copy in fine jacket. Winner of the 1990 Bram Stoker Award for best first novel.
Horror. Vampires. Fantasy. Monsters. Erotica. DP25212 $40.00
Bishop, John Peale.
Act of Darkness. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers black and red cloth, title to cover and spine, very minor shelf wear, bit of light rubbing, spine ends with minor bit of bump, some toning to edges, as usual, book still about near fine, an excellent copy. Illustrated dust jacket with minor shelf wear to edges, a bit of minor loss at top of spine, but blends in well with red and black of binding, inside front flap with flattened crease, no real affect, not price-clipped with 2.50 price at top, overall better than very good and presents very nice in a new protective mylar. A scarce book, more so with its jacket. First edition. With Scribners “A” on copyright page. Bishop (1892-1944), American poet and writer. Act of Darkness was his only novel. The book was based on the true story of the rape of a prominent Charles Town social figure by a local Charles Town man (Bishop was born in Charles Town, West Virginia). The book caused a scandal in the town when it was published. Bishop was a good friend to F. Scott Fitzgerald, he was the model for the character Thomas Parke D’Invilliers in Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise.
Perish by the Sword. New York: Macmillan, 1959. First edition, second printing, stated. Hardcover. Publishers red cloth, white text to cover and spine, minor shelf wear, minor toning, still about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, bit of rubbing at bottom of spine and to back cover, but still excellent and about near fine, in new protective mylar. DP27261 $40.00
Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature: Four Essays With an Introductory Survey. Cambridge: University Press, 1934. First edition. Scarce. Hardcover. 119p. Publishers red cloth, title to spine, minor rubbing at edges and spine caps, top cap chipped away. p93 with two tiny ink marks as notes to text, else content and text clean with large margins. Inside back board with some rubbing, perhaps remnants from a previous bookplate, very little affect. Overall an excellent copy of a rare and important book. “Niels Bohr (1885-1962) was a Danish physicist who played a key role in the development of atomic theory and quantum mechanics, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922. First published in 1934, and reprinted in 1961, this collection contains four articles and an introductory survey. Originally written for various journals during the 1920s, the articles concern themselves with the epistemological significance of discoveries in quantum physics. Although aimed at physicists, they are generally non-technical, with only one using some elementary mathematics. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Bohr's contribution to physics.” [-2011 University Press edition]. Physics. Science. Quantum Physics. Quantum Mechanics. Atomic Theory. Atomic Mechanics. DP28189 $200.00
Blood Crazy. Signed by Author. Baltimore: Cemetary Dance, 2001. First Edition. Limited to 1000 signed copies. 8vo. 453p. Publishers cloth gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Signed on title page by author in blue ink. Fine/Fine. “It’s Saturday. Going shopping? For a meal? To the movies? Everything nice and normal, right? By Sunday, civilization is in ruins. Adults have become murderously insane - literally. They’re infected with a crazed unctrollable urge to kill the young. Including their own children. This is the way the world ends...” [-Book blurb].
Horror. Occult. Autographs. Blood. Zombies. Vampires. Apocalypse. DP25058 $90.00
The Doll Who Ate His Mother. Signed by Author. London: Millington, 1977. First British Edition. 8vo. 209p. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Text illustrated dust jacket. Fine/Fine. Inscribed and signed on first blank “for Bryan and Denny - Something to chew over - All the best from Ramsey 14/3/78.” In protective mylar. Campbell’s first novel. Number 16 of Nightmare Magazines Top 100 Horror Books.
Horror. Occult. Superntaural. DP25067 $60.00
Who Made Stevie Crye? Signed by Author. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1984. First Edition.Reportedly 3591 copies printed. 8vo. 309p. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed on title page “For Jim, All good wishes. MB”, also signed by author, “Michael Bishop”, underneath his printed name on title page. Fine/Fine. In protective mylar. Photographic illustrations by Jeffrey K. Potter (aka J.K. Potter}. Number 85 in Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels, Pringle, 1989. Listed in Jones/Newman: 100 Best Horror Books, 1988.
Arkham. Horror. Occult. Ghosts. Satanism. Devil. Possession. DP25064 $45.00
Coldheart Canyon. Advanced Reader’s Copy. Signed by Author. New York: Harper Collins, 2001. First Edition. ARC. Very rare.8vo. 681p. Publishers pictorial wraps (Barker portrait on cover). “Advanced Reader’s Edition” printed on back cover. Signed in black ink on title page. Minor rubbing at bottom, no affect, about fine. Excellent. “An irresistible and unmerciful picture of Hollywood and its demons, told with all the style and raw narrative power that has made Barker's books and films a phenomenon worldwide.” [-Book quote]. Horror. Fantasy. Hellraiser. Occult. Autographs. Plays. Film. Hollywood. DP25050 $100.00
Abarat. Advanced Reading Copy. Signed by Author. New York: Harper Collins, 2002. First Edition. ARC. 8vo. 388p., xxv. Publishers illustrated paper wraps, illustrated in full color. Unlike the mass market book, this edition has black and white illustrations, rather than color, stating that the book will indeed be in color. Signed and dated on the title page in black ink “27th Oct. 2002”. Comes with additional five page pamphlet from the publisher, with color illustrations and information on the book Abarat, and Clive Barker. Near fine condition, with just minimal wear not uncommon with ARC copies. Fully illustrated. The first book in the Books of Abarat series. Based upon hundreds of paintings by Barker, Abarat focuses on Candy Quackenbush, a teenage girl frustrated with her life in Chickentown, Minnesota. She encounters the mystical thief John Mischief (who has multiple brothers living on the horns of his head) and together they summon a ride to a parallel world, Abarat. While there they come across the evil sorcerer Christopher Carrion. A Dark Parks favorite. Fantasy. Horror. Abarat. Illustrated. Paintings. Art. Occult. Autographs. DP25040 $80.00
The Shadow Girl. London: Gerald G. Swan, 1946. First edition. 8vo. 186p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, minor soiling to edges, tiny bumps to corners, else fine. Illustrated dust jacket, minor soiling to back cover, else fine. Overall, a near fine copy. In protective mylar.
Anatomy of Wonder (1987): 2-24. L.W. Curry: 128. Time travel. Fantasy. Science fiction. DP25310 $50.00
Burroughs, Edgar Rice.
Tarzan o Terrivel [Tarzan the Terrible]. Rare Brazilian edition. Sao Paulo: Compania Editora Nacional, 1947. Illustrated softcover, with minor shelf wear, some rubbing at edges but overall very nice. Small bookseller? sticker to first blank. Book is uncut, so text leaves are fine, other than some age toning. Rare copy. In protective mylar. Tarzan. Fantasy. Adventure. DP26021 $45.00
Bradley, Marion Zimmer.
The Maenads. Portland: Garvin & Levin, 1978. First edition. 8vo. Publishers paper wrappers, eight pages total, four page poem. Signed by author on title page. Ghosting of a previous ring mylar (?) on back cover (see photo), else fine. First edition. Limited to 75 copies, signed. DP25320 $35.00
The China Governess. New York: Doubleday, 1962. First edition. 282p. Publishers red cloth, very minor shelf wear, spine with very slight lean, back corner minor bump, text block with bit of toning/soiling, overall still excellent. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear to edges, some light soiling (as usual with white jacket), small clean tear at top of back cover, minor tear at top of spine, still overall close to near fine and a very scarce first edition, first US (most copies existing are the later UK first). In protective mylar. Scarce, trued first edition, US edition. Mystery. Thriller. Crime. DP25976 $35.00
Crawford, F. Marion.
In The Palace Of The King. Photoplay Edition. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1900 [c1923]. First photoplay edition. 367p. Publishers green cloth, title in black to cover and spine, text block with some foxing, minor bump to spine ends, still about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, bit of rubbing at spine ends and corners, slightly soiled, price-clipped corners, else about near fine. A very nice copy of a scarce book. In protective mylar. With photoplay illustrations from the 1923 film. Romance. Film. Spain. Madrid. Adventure. DP26013 $85.00
Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass; The Hunting of the Snark. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925. Hardcover. 351p. Publishers cloth over decorative red and white boards, paper title label at head of spine, minor shelf wear with bit of rubbing at edges and some light soiling, more so to label, tiny bookseller stamp at bottom of inside back board, light dampstain to lower inner margin, not much affect, p109/110 with minor tear to outer margin, no affect, overall book is still about excellent and priced to go. Illustrated by John Tenniel. DP26639 $40.00
The End of The Tunnel [The Cave of Cornelius]. New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1959. First edition. Very rare. 240p. Publishers cloth, spine ends bumped, short ink line to top of first blank as well as hint of pencil note, text block slightly toned, else excellent. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear edges and corners, flat crease to bottom front cover, minor loss at head of spine, cover faded, still excellent in protective mylar. At time of description we locate no other copies of this edition (the first edition) for sale. “Most of Capon’s sf was for children... Most notable perhaps The Cave of Cornelius (1959; vt The End of the Tunnel 1959), in which four children find a Roman Lost World located underground, whose inhabitants are discovered in the midst of Saturnalia...” [-Encyclopedia of Sci-Fi). Fantasy. Adventure. Science fiction. Lost world. Youth adult fiction. DP25823 $225.00
The Hermit Thrush. Selected Poems by Stephen Chalmers. Author Inscribed with Signed Photo. New York: Joseph Lawren, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. 53p. Publishers boards, paper label to cover, minor shelf wear with some rubbing and light browning, inscribed on first blank “To Anna S. Lea, with a poets best wishes for her future - Stephen Chalmers 1927”. also enclosed a small sepia photograph signed by Chalmers. Title with ghost paper-clip mark at top edge. Scarce book, priced very affordable. First edition. Chalmers (1880-1935), writer born in Scotland that lived in California, author of many books, two of which were made into film, Partners of Fate (1921) and Looking for Trouble (1926). DP26613 $65.00 Poems. Poetry. Literature.