Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
A Boy's Way. Sauk City: Stanton & Lee, 1947. First edition. 8vo. 109p. Illustrations by Dwig (Clare Victor Dwiggins). Publishers illustrated cloth, with illustrated jacket. A fine copy. Fantasy. Science fiction. Children. Juvenile. Poetry. Poems. Derleth. Lovecraft. Arkham. DP25184 $60.00
The Witches. With MGM Film Producer Antony Rufus Isaccs Bookplate. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1983. First American edition. 8vo. 202p. Illustrated by Quentin Blake. Publishers cloth title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Top edge slightly faded, very minor shelf wear to corners, a near fine copy. Basis for the 1990 film of the same name, starring Angelica Huston. MGM/UA Entertainment bookplate for producer Antony Rufus Isaccs. It would appear that MGM had the idea to make this book into a film, as well as Warner Brothers (who did indeed make the film).
Fantasy. Witches. Occult. Children books. Juvenile. Film. Movies. MGM. DP25205 $75.00
Donaldson, Stephen R.
The Wounded Land. The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Book One. New York: Del Rey, 1980. First edition. 8vo. 497p. Publishers quarter cloth, title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket fine, minor wrinkle at top corner, else fine. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. Fantasy. Adventure. Magic. Tolkien.
Foster, Alan Dean.
Spellsinger. London: Mcdonald & Co., 1984. First hardcover edition. First UK edition. Very rare. 8vo. 347p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Signed by author on title page. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. First volume of the Spellsinger series. Fantasy. Science fiction.
The Crystal Palace. London: Grafton Books, 1991. First hardcover edition. First UK edition. 286p. Publishers blue cloth, title to spine, signed by author in black ink on title page, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. In protective mylar. A scarce book. At time of description we locate no other signed copies for sale. Sequel to Sorcerer's Son. Fantasy. Magic. Book of Elementals. DP25785 $50.00
Foster, Alan Dean.
The Spoils of War. New York: Del Rey/Ballantine, 1993. First edition. Signed. 8vo. 281p. Publishers cloth, title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Fine copy. Signed by author on title page. Science fiction. Fantasy. DP25204 $40.00
Elizabeth [Countess Russell].
Mr. Skeffington. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1940. Hardcover. 330p. Publishers red cloth, title to spine, some toning to text block edges and bit of bump to spine ends, text is clean and crisp, small booksellers stamp to bottom inside back board, still about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, minor edge wear, small chip at bottom of spine, inside flaps with minor clips at corner, price still intact, overall excellent. A very nice copy in protective mylar. Rare in this good of condition. Basis for the 1944 film directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Bettie Davis & Claude Rains. DP26608 $50.00
Donaldson, Stephen R.
The One Tree. The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Book Two. New York: Del Rey, 1982. First edition. 8vo. 475p. Publishers quarter cloth, title to spine, bookplate and previous owners blind stamp to title page, else near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. In protective mylar. Fantasy. Magic. Adventure. Tolkien.
Dulac, Edmund, artist. Fitzgerald, Edward, trans.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [N.D, circa 1915]. Publishers red cloth with elaborate gilt decoration to front cover, title to spine, minor shelf wear/rubbing at spine ends and corners, minor bump to bottom front corner, few tiny dots at top of text block, paper clip ghost at top of title, else an excellent copy with 20 beautiful tipped in color plates, all with protective tissues. Priced very affordable. With 20 full-page color plates.“Printed from the Second Edition by kind permission of Messrs MacMillon and Co., Ltd”. DP26617 $100.00
Sorcerer's Son. Signed Copy. London: Grafton Books, 1989. First edition. Scarce. 370p. Publishers cloth, very minor shelf wear, tiny smudge at top of first blank, still about fine. Signed by author in black ink and dated June 10, 1990. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor toning, still about fine. In protective mylar.
Fantasy. Wizards. Magic. DP25865 $45.00
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car. New York: Random House, 1964. First edition, second printing (?) with 16 line dedication and secret “fooj” recipe at end. 111, , p. Publishers red cloth, title gilt. Illustrated dust jacket. Book is fine with a near fine jacket, minor stain at bottom of back jacket, price-clipped at inside flap. Children. Juvenile. Humor. Film. Movies. Cars. Fantasy. James Bond. DP25187 $40.00
De Casseres, Walter. Intro by Benjamin De Casseres.
The Sublime Boy: The Poems of Walter De Casseres. Author inscribed Copy. New York: Seven Arts Publishing, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. 45p. Publishers cloth over Java Art Batik covers, some minor shelf wear at edges, text clean and crisp, inscribed by authors on first blank “To Hildegarde & Julian wishing them everything good from Bio and Benjamin De Casseres - Christmas New York, 1926”. Illustrated dust jacket with some wear and chipping at edges, lacking small bit at head of back cover corner, verso of jacket with some repairs inside flaps are great with price still intact. Presents very well in new protective mylar. First edition. The poetry of a young man who committed suicide at the age of 18, published by his brother, Benjamin De Casseres 26 years later. Julian Johnson (inscription) was chief story editor for Fox studios in the 1920s and 1930s. DP26615 $50.00
Dickson, Gordon R.
Time Storm. Signed Copy. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1977. First edition. Scarce. 342p. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title to spine, spine ends bumped, slightly cocked, text block with minor soiling, top inner hinge started at p1, still about near fine. Signed by author on title page in black ink. Illustrated dust jacket, top corners with minor rubbing, inside flaps minor toning, near fine. An excellent copy. In protective mylar. Hugo Nominee 1978. Science fiction. Time travel. DP25836 $125.00
Black Sun Rising. New York: Daw Books, 1991. First edition. Scarce. 489p. Publishers cloth over boards, title gilt to spine, hint of shelf wear, trace of old pencil at half-title corner, near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. In protective mylar. Fantasy. Magic. Science. Wizards. Mythology. Coldfire.
Feist, Raymond E.
Silverthorn. New York: Doubleday, 1985. First edition. Signed. 8vo. 352p. Publishers quarter cloth, gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Signed by author on title page in black ink. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. Second novel in The Riftwar Saga, sequel to Feist’s Magician.
Fantasy. Science fiction. DP25180 $150.00
De Lint, Charles.
The Dreaming Place. New York: Atheneum, 1990. First edition. 8vo. 138p. Illustrated by Brian Froud. Publishers quarter cloth title on spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Fine copy in fine jacket. Fantasy. Magic. Occult. Science fiction. Illustrated. Brian Froud. DP25207 $40.00
Mutiny In Space. London: White Lion, 1973. First hardcover edition. First UK edition. 159p. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title to spine, minor bump to head of spine, bit of cocking, first blank with a paper flaw line, no affect, bright copy and appears unread, near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor rubbing at corners, tiny nick at back cover/spine bottom, still near fine. In protective mylar. A scarce book. Science fiction. Aliens. Space. DP25888 $40.00
Robot Odyssey I. Escape From Robotropolis. New York: Tor, 1988. First edition. Scarce. 284p. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, tiny bit of rubbing at top of spine and top of back cover, else near fine. In protective mylar. Based on software for Robot Odyssey, a computer game. Science fiction. Robots. Computers. Future tech. DP25747 $25.00
Froud, Brian. Ari Berk & Wendy Froud.
Brain Froud's Goblins. Signed with sketch. New York: Harry Abrams, 2004. First edition. Signed with sketch by Froud. Publishers illustrated padded pictorial boards, fine. Signed by Brian Froud with sketch on introduction page, signed by Wendy Froud on title page. Fine copy. Art. Artwork. Froud. Fairies. Goblins. Monsters. Dark Crystal. DP25498 $85.00
SS-GB. Nazi-occupied Britain 1941. London: Jonathan Cape, 1978. First edition. 350p. Publishers cloth, minor rubbing at bottom of spine, slight lean, else near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, hint of some shelf wear, few tiny smudges, near fine. In protective mylar. Anatomy of Wonder (04): II-312.
War. Crime. Mystery. Fantasy. DP25946 $40.00
Roper's Row. Signed Limited Edition. London: Cassell, 1929. 423p. Publishers black cloth, gilt to cover and spine, still very bright, hint of rubbing at edges and corners, a near fine copy. With rare dust jacket, minor shelf wear to edges, few minor clean tears at edges, some soiling, but still about near fine. An excellent copy overall of a scarce book in this condition and with dj. In protective mylar. Fiction. Literature. Social work. DP25943 $45.00
All Neat In Black Stockings. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1966. First edition. Scarce. Publishers black cloth, very minor shelf wear, small indent to bottom of text block, no real affect, first blank top corner, flattened crease and hint of old pencil note, else text clean and about near fine. Black dust jacket with white text, minor rubbing to edges, clean tear at top, but still shows execllent, very good plus. In protective mylar. Scarce book.
Adventure. Sex. DP25812 $35.00
De Camp, L. Sprague. Willy Ley.
Lands Beyond. New York: Rinehart, 1952. First edition. 8vo. 329p., index. Publishers quarter cloth, title gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Small owners stamp at top of front paste-down. Minor shelf wear and toning to edges, otherwise an excellent copy of a scarce book. Science fiction. Fantasy. DP25192 $65.00
The Private Life of Helen of Troy. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1925. First edition. 304p. Publishers black decorative cloth, very minor rubbing at corners and spine ends, top spine minor bump, edges uncut, a near fine copy. Illustrated dust jacket, about near fine with just a hint of wear at top of spine. Scarce in this condition. In protective mylar. Mystery. Greek. Helen of Troy. DP25926 $40.00
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Lord Foul’s Bane. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever. Book One. New York: Nelson Doubleday, 1977. True first edition. 8vo. 404p. Publishers brown boards with blue text to spine. Illustrated dust jacket with just a hint of wear to head of spine and corners, price clipped. A fine/near fine copy overall. In protective mylar. An excellent copy of a very rare edition. Nelson Doubleday book club edition released before all others, with notes on verso of title to be published later as a Ballantine/Del Rey book. First printing released before the Holt Rinehart Winston trade edition. With code H21 on p.403.
Fantasy. Science fiction. Adventure. L.W. Curry: 166. DP25223 $100.00
Froud, Brian. Terry Jones.
The Goblin Companion. A Field Guide to Goblins. Signed with Sketch, Twice. Atlanta: Turner, 1986. First edition. Publishers illustrated padded pictorial boards, fine. Signed by Froud with a goblin sketch (twice), once on first illustrated page and again on the title page. A fine copy. Scarce with the boards being in fine condition due to the type of binding. Art. Artwork. Froud. Goblins. Faeries. Fantasy. Mythology. Monsters. Trolls. Dark Crystal.
David, Peter. [Robin Furth, Jae Lee, Richard Isanove].
The Long Road Home. Stephen King’s Dark Tower comic book, Marvel Comics. Number 1 of 5. Signed on cover by writer Peter David. New York: Marvel Publishing, 2008. First Edition. Color graphic comic book based on the books by Stephen King. Signed by writer Peter David in black ink on cover. Small auction sticker on back cover, else fine. David is the author of over 50 published novels and works in television, film, and comics as well. he has had numerous appearances on the New York Times Bestsellers List. As a comic book writer he is best known for writing The Incredible Hulk, Aquaman, Spiderman, and Star Trek. Autographs. Stephen King. Horror. Fantasy. Dark Tower. Comics. Graphic novel. DP25162 $25.00
The Dark Country. Next-To-Last Draft of Original Manuscript Short Story. [Hollywood]. [Iliad Bookshop]. [ND, 1982?]. 8.5 x 11inches. 39, 9p. Photocopy of the original manuscript of the next-to-last draft. In mylar binder. With typed letter of verification, signed by Dennis Etchison. Uncorrected next-to-last draft. Limited edition produced with permission of Etchison by the Iliad Bookshop in North Hollywood, CA. We have been unable to locate any of these copies online or in reference, we believe it to be extremely rare. This short story, The Dark Country, won the British fantasy Award in 1981 and the World Fantasy Award in 1982. It is the title story to Etchison’s first collection book, The Dark Country, which was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection. Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Short story. Autographs. DP25100 $150.00
Sac Prairie People. Signed by Author. With Two Variant Dust Jackets. Sauk City: Stanton & Lee, 1948. First Edition.2000 copies printed. 8vo. 322p. Publishers cloth with decorated spine, book is in fine condition, with toning to edges as usual. Two illustrated dust jackets, each with different photo of Derleth, one fine, one with very minor hole to spine, repaired on verso. A fine copy signed on the first blank by Derleth in blue ink. A collection 20 tales. Derleth was the co-founder (along with Donald Wandrei) of Arkham House, the legendary Wisconsin publishing company that gave birth to the pages of H.P. Lovecraft and many more horror and sci-fi writers. Derleth wrote over 100 books in lifetime.
Horror. Fantasy. Science fiction. Arkham. Lovecraft. Suspense. DP25081 $200.00
Duncan, John Garrow, Rev.
Digging Up Biblical History Recent Archæology in Palestine and Its Bearing on the Old Testament. Vol.I The Croall Lectures for 1928-29 Amplified. Vol.II The Croall Lectures for 1928-29 Amplified. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1931. 8vo. 2vols. , 1-18(8); , 1-16(8), 17(6). xiv, 275, ; xiv, 266,  pp. Full contemporary blue publisher's cloth, title on spine in gilt lettering. Light blue dust jackets with lettering in green, image on front panel in black ink, minor edge tears. Light foxing around edges, otherwise a very nice copy. 58 text illustrations and 43 photographic plates. Duncan, 1872-1951, British Egyptologist. Helped excavate a number of sites in Egypt with W.M. Flinders Petrie. " [He was]born in Botriphnie in 1872, and an M.A. (1892) and a B.D. of Aberdeen. In both Faculties he had a bright career as a student.In later years he has made a great name for himself in exploration work in the East. He won the Blackie Travelling Scholarship of 1894-95, and was appointed interim director of Excavations at Nippur, Babylonia in 1895-96. He has also had the supervision of important excavations in ancient Egypt." [-Botriphnie School on-line]. Archaeology. Biblical history. Bible. Religion. DP20093 $75.00
Findlay, J. Srthur.
On the Edge of the Etheric: Being an Investigation of Psychic Phenomena Based on a series of Sittings with Mr. John C. Sloan, The Glasgow Trance and Direct Voice Medium...With the Preface To An Investigation of Psychic Phenomena by...Sir William Barrett. London: Psychic Book Club, . 8vo. Title page, [lacks 1-8, review pages], 9-177, p. Text complete, as bound. Later cloth, paper label. Fine with few pencil notes at end. Findlay, 1883-1964, "wrote extensively on finance, economics, religion, philosophy, science, Christianity, history, psychical research and direct-voice mediumship. Authored many classics including On the Edge of the Etheric (1931) and The Curse of Ignorance volumes 1 and 2 (1947), which took seven years to complete." [-Encyclopaedia of Psychic Science (1934).] DP20053 $50.00
Bibliographical Notes on Histories of Inventions and Books of Secrets. London: Holland Press, 1959. 8vo. 2 vols. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt title. Reprint of the series of Ferguson's essays on early books of "secrets." Limited to 350 copies. "The Secrets is a book to read as much as to consult; for, to the accuracy of collation to be found in all his bibliographical work, there is added the valuable descriptions of the contents of the books that came from continual and informed study." [-Osborne]. Secrets. Occult. Alchemy. Science. Bibliography. DP20054 $125.00