Etchison, Dennis.

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. [2], 1-18(8); [2], 1-16(8), 17(6). xiv, 275, [3]; xiv, 266, [2] 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

Ferguson, John.

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

De Quincey, Thomas. Sonia Woolf, illus.

The Confessions Of An English Opium-Eater. London & New York: John Lane Bodley & Dodd Mead, 1930. Hardcover. 304p. Publishers black cloth over boards gilt title to spine and front cover with gilt vignette. Fully illustrated with full-page plates and endpapers. A near fine copy. With original tissue guards for plates and fine illustrated endpapers. No jacket, not uncommon. Scarce in this good of condition.        Laudanum. Opium. Drugs. Autobiography. Illustrated. Addiction. Psychology. Insomnia. Nightmares.      DP30109 $75.00

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

Dowling, Terry.

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.

Flemin, Ian.

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, [3], [1]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

Engle, Margarita.

The Surrender Tree [Signed copy]. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2009. Publishers cloth over boards near fine. Signed by author on title page. Illustrated dust jacket with four honor award stickers on cover. IN new protective mylar. Priced to go. Second printing with number line ending in 2.      Poems. Poetry. Cuba. Youth adult.

DP29790   $25.00

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

Farris, John.

Fiends. [Deluxe Limited Lettered Edition]. Arlington: Dark Harvest, 1990. Hardcover. Publishers leatherette with gilt to cover and spine about fine and as new. Illustrated dust jacket very minor shelf wear near fine. Signed by Farris and Phil Parks artist and one of only 52 copies lettered BB. With deluxe heavy duty wooden slipcase. Priced to go. First edition. Deluxe signed lettered edition. Lettered BB of only 52 copies.     Horror. Horror books. Horror literature.     DP29593   $100.00

Davidson, Avram.

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

Deeping, Warwick.

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

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.       

DP25292   $150.00

Derleth, August.

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.   

DP29577   $25.00

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 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

Fay, Bernard.

Franklin The Apostle of Modern Times. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1929. First edition. 547p. Modern green pebble cloth over thick boards title in silver gilt to spine. Beautiful floral endpapers. Fully illustrated with numerous full-page plates and some folding maps. A near fine copy priced to go.       Benjamin Franklin. Americana. American history. Fine binding.     DP29681   $50.00

D'Ignazio, Fred.

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

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

De Felitta, Frank.

Audrey Rose. New York: G.P. Putnams Sons, 1975. Book club. Rare. Publishers maroon gilted covers near fine and about as new. Illustrated dust jacket near fine. A beautiful copy. A Dark Parks favorite. Adapted to film in 1977 starring Anthony Hopkins and directed by Robert Wise. In new protective mylar. Rare book. At time of description we locate only two other copies of hardcover editions for sale.       Horror. Possession. Exorcist. Devil. Paranormal. Horror literature. Horror books. Horror movies. Horror films.      DP29831   $45.00

Derleth, August.

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.

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.

Farrere, Claude. Alexander King, illus.   Sameul Putnam, trans.

Black Opium. New York: Privately printed, 1931. Hardcover. 263p. Orange cloth over boards title in black text to spine. Minor shelf wear. Fully illustrated with b&w full-page plates by Alexander King. Most of the text sheets are uncut at bottom text block. Contents near fine. Tiny bookseller stamp on last board endpaper no affect. 17 tales over six periods of history and the use of opium and drug addiction.     Opium. Heroin. Drugs. Erotica. Occult. Romance. Illustrated. Alexander King.     DP30113 $40.00

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

Daud, Somaiya.

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.  

DP29354  $25.00

Eisenstein, Phyllis.

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

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,  [1986]. 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

Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

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.

DP25275   $30.00

Derleth, August.

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