Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
Fahey, Herbert & Peter. [Fine binding].
Finishing in Hand Bookbinding. San Francisco: Fahey, 1951. First edition. Fine binding in green leather with title in gilt to black labels. Beautiful marbled endpapers. A fine copy with numerous illustrations and photograph plates. A well sought after book for book binders. Priced to go. Books on books. Binding. Fine binding. DP29622 $100.00
Derleth, August. [Various authors].
The Outer Reaches: Favorite Science-Fiction Tales Chosen by Their Authors. New York: Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1951. First edition. Publishers black cloth over boards gilt title to spine very minor shelf wear about near fine clean and crisp copy. Illustrated dust jacket very minor shelf wear near fine in new protective mylar. An excellent copy. DP29578 $50.00
The Night Shop. [Signed Limited]. Baltimore: Cemetery Dance, 2017. First US edition. Signed Limited. Publishers cloth with title in gilt to cover and spine about as new and about fine. Illustrated dust jacket about fine in new protective mylar. Signed by Dowling on limitation page and numbered 552 of 600 copies printed. Scarce. Priced to go. DP29102 $85.00 Horror. Horror books. Horror literature.
Mirage. [Signed Copy]. New York: Flatiron, 2018. First edition. Publishers black cloth with gilt design about as new and near fine in a near fine illustrated jacket. Includes promo material from publisher. Signed by author in gold ink to first blank page. Priced to go. Youth adult. Young adult. Fantasy. Adventure. Romance.
The Fourth Book of Jorkens. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1948. First US edition. Hardcover. Publishers black cloth with gilt title to spine near fine. Illustrated dust jacket near fine. A beautiful copy. Priced to go. First US edition. 3000 copies printed stated but 3118 copies reported. Collects 33 Jorkens tales. An early Arkham House book following Lord Dunsany’s traveling tales of Joseph Jorkens. Arkham House. Lord Dunsany. Science fiction. Fantasy. Horror literature. Horror books. Short stories. DP29250 $100.00
de Camp, L. Sprague.
Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers: The Makers of Heroic Fantasy. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1976. First edition. Publishers black cloth title in gilt to spine appears unread a near fine copy. Illustrated dust jacket near fine. Hint of bump to spine ends. Still appears just about as new. A study of modern heroic fantasy with chapters on HP Lovecraft, Tokine, Robert E. Howard, T.H. White, Lord Dunsany and more. Arkham House. Fantasy. DP29487 $50.00
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.
Du Bellay, Joachim.
Les Regrets. [Limited edition on fine vellum binding]. France: La Connaissance, 1925. 4to. Hardcover. Fine vellum binding floral gilt red and blue design to front board. Floral gilt red and blue decorations to spine and back cover. With bookmark ribbon bound in and vellum ties and locks to sides. Fine printing type text with red and blue initials. Title page with crest in silver gilt and red and blue. Portrait frontispiece. Original printed paper covers bound in. Extra material from publisher for the book freely tipped in at end. A beautiful book. Rare. First edition. Limited edition. # 66 of 380 copies. We believe this fine vellum binding was not a part of the original limited printing it appears bound afterwards. [However our translation at colophon could be wrong]. The Regrets is a collection of poetry by the French Rennaisance poet Joachim de Bellay published in 1558. The poems express the disappointment he experienced while traveling to Italy from 1553-1557. DP29620 $150.00
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
Dwellers in Darkness. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1976. First edition. Publishers black cloth over boards gitl title to spine appears unread and as new about fine. Illustrated dust jacket about fine. In new protective mylar. 4000 copies stated, 3926 printed. DP29575 $40.00
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.
Harrigan's File. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1975. First edition. Publishers black cloth over boards title in gilt to spine. Very small old owners name in ink to top of first blank endpaper no affect else near fine. Illustrated dust jacket near fine in new protective mylar. Derleths collection of science fiction and aliens. Priced to go. 4000 copies stated 4102 printed. DP29576 $25.00
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
The Trail of Cthulhu. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1962. First edition. Publishers black cloth over boards gilt title to spine with minor bump small wrinkle to corner little affect still very good and a clean crisp copy. Illustrated dust jacket with some minor toning to edges and spine slightly sunned still just about near fine in a new protective mylar. A Dark Parks favorite. Priced to go. DP29574 $150.00
Derleth, August. [Various authors].
Time To Come: Science-Fiction Stories of Tomorrow. New York: Farrar Straus & Young, 1954. First edition. Publishers black cloth over blue marbled boards some minor shelf wear and bump to edges still very good. Very small old owners signature in ink to first blank endpaper no affect to content. Dust jacket with some minor wear and tear to edges (see picture) and price-clipped but overall a very good working copy in new protective mylar. Priced to go.
Essick, Robert N. [Fine binding].
William Blake's Inventions. Los Angeles: William & Victoria Daily, 1978. Folio. Fine binding. Quarter vellum over decorative cloth with gilt title label to spine. Decoartive cloth endpapers. A fine copy. Custom binding as all other copies that were printed were in paper boards. One of a kind copy. Frontispiece and 7 full page plates in sepia. First edition. Limited edition of 365 copies set in Bulmer types & printed on Rives paper by Patrick Reagh. Our copy presumably a PC as there is no number listed. Our copy also in a custom binding. William Blake. Fine binding. Illustrated. Art. DP29624 $125.00
De Ketham, Johannes.
The Fasciculus Medicinae of Johannes De Ketham. Facsimile of the First Venetian Edition of 1491 With English Translation by Luke Demaitre. Birmingham: Classics of Medicine Library, 1988. Large hardcover. Publishers burgundy leather in decorative gilt over boards gilt title to spine. Marbled endpapers. A fine copy. With numerous full page plates in b&w and color. Two large folding plates at end. The first illustrated medical work to appear in print with notable illustrations of a urine chart, the wound man, a pregnant woman, the disease man and the zodiac man. Medicine. Science. Anatomy. Uroscopy. Astrology. Bloodletting. DP29627 $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
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
Frampton, Peter with Alan Light.
Do You Feel Like I Do: A Memoir. [Signed bu Frampton]. New York: Hachette Books, 2020. First edition. Publishers black cloth title to spine minor shelf wear bit of bump to spine tips and edges still about near fine. Signed by Peter Frampton on first blank. Pictorial dust jacket with minor shelf wear still near fine in new protective mylar. Comes with COA from Premiere Collectibles whom created this special signed first edition. Music. Memoir. Autobiography. Rock n roll. Guitars. Guitarist. Singers. DP29368 $45.00
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
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
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
Derleth, August & Mark Schorer.
Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1966. First edition. Publishers black cloth over boards title gilt to spine about fine and as new. Illustrated dust jacket with very minor shelf wear near fine. A beautiful copy. In new protective mylar. August Derleth. Arkham House. Lovecraft. Horror. Ghosts. Werewolves. Zombies. Weird fiction. Horror literature. Horror books. DP29573 $50.00
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.
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
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
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
Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street With the Man of Your Dreams. [Signed copy]. New York: Pocket Books, 2009. First edition. Scarce. Publishers black cloth over boards very minor shelf wear near fine and just about as new. Signed boldly in red ink by Englund on the title page. Pictorial dust jacket about fine and as new. Also with color photographs. A beautiful copy of a scarce book with or without a signature. This is a definite Dark Parks favorite. Freddy Krueger. Nightmare on Elm Street. Horror. Autobiography. Biography. Horror literature. Horror books. Hollywood. Villains. Monsters.
Foster, Alan Dean.
Spellsingers Scherzo. [The Moment of the Magician. The Paths of the Perambulator. The Time of the Transference]. [SIGNED COPY]. New York: Doubleday, . 3 vols in 1. Book Club edition, omnibus. Publishers cloth over boards, title to spine, signed in blue ink by author, to title page, near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, near fine. A beautiful copy scarce in this condition, and we locate no other copies signed for sale, at time of description. In protective mylar. DP27313 $40.0
Etchison, Dennis. Intro by Peter Atkins.
Fine Cuts. [Signed Limited]. Baltimore: Borderlands, 2016. First US edition. Signed limited edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth title in gilt to spine like new and about fine. Illustrated dust jacket about fine. In new protective mylar. Signed by Etchison and Atkins on limitation page numbered 88 of only 300 copies printed. Scarce. Thirteen short stories by Etchison. DP29101 $60.00 Horror. Horror books. Horror literature. Short stories.
The Cthulhu Mythos. New York: B&N, 1997. First collected edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth over boards very minor shelf wear little bump to spine caps no affect appears unread and near fine. Dust jacket near fine in new protective mylar. An excellent copy of a scarce book collecting all of Derleths Cthulhu works.