Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

Greene, Douglas G. & Peter E. Hanff, et al.

Bibliographia Oziana. The International Wizard of Oz Club, 1988. Second edition. Scarce. 146p. Publishers red cloth. Illustrated dust jacket. A fine copy. In protective mylar.      Frank L Baum. Oziana. Wizard of Oz. Oz books. Fantasy. Illustrated. Bibliography. Books on books.        DP26051    $50.00

Garris, Mick.

Ugly. [Signed Limited]. Baltimore: Cemetery Dance, 2016. First US edition. Signed limited edition. Hardcover. Publishers brown cloth title in gilt to cover and spine. About as new and fine. Illustrated dust jacket about fine in new protective mylar. Signed by Garris on limitation page and numbered 264 of 750 copies printed. Priced to go.      DP29100   $35.00      Horror. Horror books. Horror literature.

Goulding, Edmund.
Fury. With Warm Author Inscription. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1922 
​​First edition. Publishers red cloth, title in black to cover and spine, minor shelf wear, bit of bump to corners, spine spoiled, some toning to edges, text crisp and clean, and overall an excellent copy. With warm author inscription to first blank “For - Hildegarde (Peanut) Johnson: Who encouraged and helped this young man -- the reaction to this encouragement very directly due to the admiration of her - Edmund Goulding - November 29, 1922.” First edition. Goulding (1891-1959), well known screenwriter and director, his film Grand Hotel (1932) won the Academy Award for Best Picture, it starred Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and John Barrymore. Fury is the only novel he ever wrote, it was adapted to film in 1923. Hildegarde Johnson (inscription), was wife to Julian Johnson, chief editor at Fox Studios in the 19020s-1930s.    DP26621   $100.00

Irish, William.

The Best of William Irish. Philadelphia: Lippincott, [ND]. Publishers blue cloth minor shelf wear and bit of bump to lower corners still excellent. Illustrated dust jacket with minor edge wear. Short cut away to inside corners little overall looks ery good or better in new protective mylar. Priced to go classic of suspense and supernatural including the short Marihuana where a guy goes crazy at a pot smoking party. Book club edition. Includes to novels and six short stories. Phantom Lady. Deadline at Dawn. After Dinner Party. The Night Reveals. An Apple A Day. Marihuana. Rear Window. Murder.      Mystery. Suspense. Horror. Supernatural. Ghosts. Marijuana. Adventure.    DP29834   $25.00

Green, Paul.
Salvation on a String: And Other Tales of the South. Signed by Author Twice. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1946. 
​​First edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth, title to spine, very minor shelf wear, bit of bump to spine ends, some light toning, else an excellent copy with author inscription to first blank ìFor Julian Johnson - affectionately! Paul Green - Christmas 1946î, also signed by name only on the title page. Original dust jacket with just minor shelf wear, tiny clean tear at top edge over, and some toning to edges, still just about near fine in a protective mylar. Overall, a very nice copy. First edition. 21 short stories including a couple ghost stories by the Pulitzer prize winning playwright. Julian Johnson (inscription) was the chief story editor for Fox Studios in the 1920s-1930s.    DP26620   $55.00        

Hansen, Gunnar.

Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made The Worlds Most Notorious Horror Movie. [Signed copy]. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2013. Hardcover. Publishers laminated illustrated boards in black illustrated with photos. About as new fine. Pictorial dust jacket about as new fine. In new protective mylar. Signed in bold black felt ink in person by actor/author Gunnar Hansen to the half-title page. A rare piece. At time of description we locate no other signed copies for sale. Most all Hansen autographs fetch a pretty penny our copy priced to go. The book itself is scarce and the hardcover copy even moreso. Gunnar Hansen (1947-2015), actor, best known for his role as the original Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).       Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Leatherface. Gunnar Hansen. Autographs. Horror. Horror movies. Horror films. Monsters. Villains. Slasher. Gore.     DP30185   $250.00

Gerssdorf, Hans von.

Feldtbuch Der Wundtartzney. Germany & New York: Agust Kohler for the members of Editions Medicina Rare & Editions Medicina Rare LTD, [ND]. Modern half leather over French marbleized paper. Reprint of the original 1517 edition. Fine copy with slipcase. Promotional material freely tipped in. With 22 full page plates.     Medicine. Surgery. Science. Illustrated. Postincunable.     DP20519   $100.00

Harvey, William.

Exercitatio Anatomica De Motu Cordis Et Sanguinis In Animalibus. Being a Facsimile of the 1628 Francofurti Edition Together with The Keynes English Translation of 1928. Birmingham: Classics of Medicine Library, 1978. Hardcover. Reprint facsimile. Publishers gilt decorative leather with all edges gilt and bookmark ribbon bound in. A fine copy. With facsimile of the 1628 edition and the English translation of 1928.     Medicine. Science. Anatomy.     DP29630   $30.00

Hilton, James.
Good-bye, Mr. Chips. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1934. 
​​Publishers cloth, blue text to cover and spine, top edge of text block with heavy foxing, no affect, else a very clean copy, minor shelf wear, overall still excellent. Illustrated dust jacket with minor shelf wear, some very minor edge wear/chipping, sunning to inside flap edges, 1.25 price on front flap, bottom of spine slightly dampstained, still excellent and presents well in protective mylar. First edition, second printing. Stated: Reprinted June 1934 (twice). The book was made into a film twice in 1939 and in 1969. Robert Donat won and Academy Award for Best Actor in the 1939 film. Peter O’Toole played the lead in the 1969 film and won the Golden Globe for Best Actor.

DP26603   $100.00

Gorman, Ed & Martin H. Greenberg, editors.

Stalkers. [Signed Limited Edition]. Arlington: Dark Harvest, 1989. First edition. Publishers marbled cloth near fine and about as new. Illustrated dust jacket about near fine with minor shelf wear. Comes with slipcase. Priced to go. Signed by the nineteen contributors and the artist. Include Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, Joe Landsdale, and more. #429 of 750 copies.     Horror books. Horror literature. Anthology.     DP29592   $60.00

Herbert, Frank.

The DRagon in the SEa. Garden City: Doubleday, 1956. Book club edition. Publishers black cloth over boards minor bump to back cover edge still near fine or better. Illustrated dust jacket near fine. Book club edition. Herbert’s first novel. Beautiful copy priced to go.      Frank Herbert. Science fiction. Fantasy. Adventure. Dune.    DP29998 $25.00

Holmes, Thomas James. [Cotton Mather].

Cotton Mather: A Bibliography of His Works. Newton: Crofton, 1974. Hardcover. 3 volumes. Publishers blue cloth minor shelf wear with a bit of rubbing but overall still excellent. Fully illustrated with numerous title pages from Mathers books. Priced to go. Shipping might be increased due to weight. Three volume set.

Cotton Mather. Bibliography. Reference. Books on books. Religion. Occult. Witchcraft. English literature.    DP29813   $40.00

Garton, Ray.

Crucifax Autumn. Arlington Heights: Dark Harvest, 1988. First Edition. Signed by author and artist. 8vo. 326p. Publishers black grain cloth, title on spine. Illustrated dust jacket, in protective mylar. With publishers rd slipcase. Fine/Fine. Signed by Garton and Eggleton on signature page. Illustrated by Bob Eggleton. Deluxe Limited Edition. 300 Signed copies printed, this numbered “PC” (publishers copy).  

Horror. Evil. Monsters. Thriller. Murder. Erotica. Suspense.        DP25098   $125.00

Garton, Ray.

Methods of Madness. Arlington Heights: Dark Harvest, 1990. First Edition. Signed by author and artist. 8vo. 243p. Publishers purple grain cloth, title on spine. Illustrated dust jacket in protective cover. With publishers slipcase. Fine/Fine. Signed by Garton and Sonju on signature page. Illustrated by Paul Sonju. Deluxe Limited Signed Edition of 425 copies printed. This copy numbered “PC” (Publishers copy). “Ray Garton exposes himself as a master storyteller in Methodsof Madness, his first collection, with stories centered around the psychotic, twisted deviations in human nature. Every story included except one appear here for the very first time.” [-Book blurb].       Horror. Psycho. Psychotic. Murder. Erotica. Sex. Thriller. Violence.        DP25097   $75.00

Grant, Charles L.

The Raven Of The Moon. Signed by Author. New York: Double Day & Company, Inc., 1978. First Edition. 8vo. 184p. Publishers cloth. Illustrated dust jacket. Some minor shelf wear, and minor edge wear to jacket. First blank with pencil markings at top corner, no affect. Title page inscribed and dated by author in black ink: “From Deep South Con, June ‘78. Best - Peace. Charles L Grant.” In protective mylar. Overall, a nice copy.

Science fiction. Fantasy. Space.        DP25059   $45.00

Historic Court Memoirs. [Publishers Dummy]. Includes: Memories of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Madame la Marquise de Montespan, Courts of Sweden and Denmark, Catherine II of Russia, et al... Paris & Boston: Grolier Club, [1910]. 4to. Scattered pagination. Publishers red morocco, gilt title to spine (Marie Antoinette title), gilt to inside edges, some minor soiling. A fine example of an early “publishers dummy”, showing several title pages, text of various memoirs, original plates that were to be in the set, and the limited edition page for the “Edition Amateurs 100 copies”, deluxe copies. With original etching plates of Matilda Queen of Sweden, Henry IV, Catherine II, Marie Antoinette, and more.  Multiples of each, in fine condition with original tissue guards.Edition des Amatuers (limited to 100 copies), publishers dummy for this edition. Publishers dummy [aka Salesman’s dummies] were sample books produced for the sale departments of publishing firms to show potential buyers what a forthcoming release might look like when done. Due to the fact only a select few of these type or promotional dummies were made, they are quite rare.

Grolier Club. History. Marie Antoinette. Henry IV. Russia. Sweden. Denmark. Publishers dummy. Salesman’s dummy. Illustrated.      DP25028   $75.00

Gardner, F. Leigh.

Rosicrucian Books. A Catalogue of Works on the Occult Sciences. Vol. 1. Leipzig: Mullers Druckerei, 1923.Second edition. Limited to 500 copies, signed by author.  8vo. 101p. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title on front board. Some wrinkle to boards, head of spine chipped. Contents in excellent condition. Signed by author. Volume one, complete in itself, of three published for the Occult Sciences. These bibliographies are still essential references today.               Occult. Rosicrucian. Freemasonary. Masons. Christianity. Religion.             DP20066   $75.00

Glover, T[errot] R[eaveley].
The Conflict Of Religions In The Roman Empire. London: Metheun & Co., 1918
. 8vo. [8], 360p. Publisher's cloth, edge foxing, minor rubbing. J.M.W.Cook's (?) copy with his signature. Glover, Terrot Reaveley (1869–1943), classical scholar and historian. “His first substantial work was Life and Letters in the Fourth Century (1901); this was followed by Studies in Virgil (1904) and The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire (1909); and to the end of his life Glover was a prolific author of books and essays on classical themes." [-Oxford DNB]
Religion. Occult. Classics.    DP 25010  $35.00