Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

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

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

Dunsany, Lord.

The Fourth Book of Jorkens. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1948. First US edition. Publishers black cloth with gilt title to spine minor bump to lower spine, still near fine copy. Illustrated dust jacket about fine. A beautiful copy. Priced to go.      DP28682   $100.00              Barron Fantasy: 3-124.

Bleiler Supernatural: 588.      Arkham House. Fantasy. Horror.

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

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

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

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

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

Endore, Guy.

The Werewolf of Paris. New York: Triangle Books, 1943. First Triangle edition. Early printing. Publishers red cloth very minor shelf wear bit of bump to bottom front corners some toning to pages as usual. First blank with very small previous owners signature at top no affect to content or book. Few pages with flattened corners no affect. Overall an excellent copy scarce in this condition. Illustrated dust jacket with minor rubbing to edges a short clean tear to top of back cover little affect, overall presents excellent in new protective mylar. Scarce to find this horror literature gem in this good of condition. Priced to go. Samuel Guy Endore (1900-1970), aka Harry Relis, American novelist and screenwriter. During his career he produced a wide array of novels, screenplays, and pamphlets both published and unpublished. A cult favorite of fans of horror, he is best known for his novel The Werewolf of Paris which occupies a significant position in werewolf literature much in the same was that Dracula does for fans of vampires. [-Fantastic Fiction]. Endore was nominated for a screenwriting Oscar for The Story of G.I. Joe in 1945. Endor made his name in the supernatural genre of Hollywood with Mark of the Vampire and The Curse of the Werewolf, based on his novel and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It was the first werewolf film to be shot in color and the only werewolf film made by Hammer Horror. The Werewolf of Paris is listed in Stephen Jones & Kim Newmans Horror 100 Best Books.       Werewolves. Werewolf. Lycanthropy. Horror. Suspense. Mystery. Horror literature. Horror books. Horror classics. Film. Movies. Werewolf literature. Supernatural. Occult. Monsters.     DP28999   $150.00

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

de Camp, L. Sprague.

Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers: The Makers of Heroic Fantasy. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1976. First edition. Publishers cloth title in gilt to spine appears unread and a fine copy. Dust jacket is fine. A beautiful copy.    DP28684   $40.00     Arkham House. Fantasy. Heroic fantasy. Chivalry.

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

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

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

Frazer, James George.    James Lewicki, illus.

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. [Limited Editions Club, signed]. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1970. Large folio. 2 volumes. Two large volumes, half black cloth, gilt titles to spines, over brown cloth boards, near fine, signed by artist at colophon of last volume. Original glassine jackets with some minor edge wear. Original slipcase with minor edge wear. Both copies are near fine and appear to be unread. Due to weight shipping charges may increase. Fully illustrated with color plates. and numerous text illustrations. Numbered 1016 of 1500, signed by artist Lewicki at colophon page.      DP28359   $125.00

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

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

Erskine, John.

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

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.

DP25497   $80.00

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