Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
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
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.
The California Iceberg. London: Faber & Faber, 1975. First edition. Signed by author. 8vo. 64p. Publishers cloth, title in gilt to spine. Illustrated jacket.
A fine copy in fine jacket. Signed by author in blue ink on title page. Fantasy. Science fiction. California. Space. Science. Travel. Exploration.
Too Many Ghosts. New York: Doubleday, 1959. First edition. 288p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to cover and spine, very minor rubbing at corners and spine caps, else about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, tiny bit of chipping at head of spine, short clean tear and wrinkle at bottom of back cover, still overall in excellent condition. In protective mylar. Ghosts. Apparitions. Hauntings. Haunted house. Exorcist. Ghost hunter. Paranormal. Suspense. Mystery. Horror. DP25979 $25.00
Red Dragon. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1981. First Edition. 8vo. 348p. Publishers quarter cloth, title gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket in protective mylar. a beautiful copy. Fine/Fine. Harris’ first novel to introduce the unforgettable Dr. Hannibal Lecter. A Dark Parks favorite. The basis to the 1986 film Manhunter, and the 2002 film under the book’s original title. Jones/Newman 100 Best Horror Books.
Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Serial killer. Film. DP25142 $150.00
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
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, . 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. , 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
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
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.
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
The Fireman. [Signed copy]. New York: William Morrow, 2016. First edition. Publishers cloth over boards minor bump to spine ends still about as new and near fine. Illustrated dust jacket with minor pritnting stain on back no affect and can not bee seen on front else as new near fine. Signed in black ink to title page. Priced to go. DP28958 $60.00
The Adversaries Of The Sceptic: Or The Specious Present. A New Inquiry Into Human Knowledge. [Signed by author with great inscription]. London & New York: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. LTD & Macmillan Co., 1901. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth with gilt rules and title to spine. Some minor rubbing and shelf wear to edges overall still excellent. Contents clean and crisp. Black endpapers with no cracking and preserved excellent. A nice copy of a rare book. Inscribed and signed at half-title in ink “In memory of a campaign for sheer variety against hocus-pocus and sleight of hand - Sincerely - Alfred Hodder”. Alfred Hodder (1866-1907), American author, attorney, Bryn Mawr College professor, private secretary to Manhattan District Attorney William Travers Jerome, muckraking journalist, and voice of the Progressive movement. A bestselling novelist in the early 20th century, Hodder was friends with many influential thinkers of the time, including Leo Stein, Josiah Flynt Willard, and Hutchins Hapgood. He is perhaps best known today for his part in a love quadrangle that rocked the early years of Bryn Mawr College where, known as the "Byron of Bryn Mawr," he was a professor from 1895 to 1898. This love scandal involved Hodder; his common-law wife, pianist Jessie Donaldson Hodder; his boss, the powerful women's educator and Bryn Mawr Dean and President Martha Carey Thomas; and his colleague, Professor Mary (Mamie) Mackall Gwinn, the longtime live-in lover of President Thomas. The scandal threatened the legitimacy of President Thomas’ tenure. Gertrude Stein fictionalized this complicated love quadrangle in her first novel, written around 1904 but published by Alice B. Toklas only after Stein's death, entitled Fernhurst: The History of Phillip Redfern, A Student of the Nature of Women, with Hodder as the inspiration for Phillip Redfern. Stein later expanded this plot in her thousand-page magnum opus, The Making of Americans, published in 1925... Alfred Hodder was the common-law husband of Jessie Donaldson Hodder, but while she was living in Europe with their two young children, waiting for him to join them, he instead married Professor Gwinn in 1904. Jessie Hodder returned to the US in 1906 after the death of their daughter in Switzerland and sued Alfred for bigamy. Hodder died mysteriously in a New York City jail, weeks before what was to be a highly publicized trial. Mrs. Jessie Hodder managed to go on to a stellar career as a feminist and one of the world's leaders in prison reform, while Mrs. Mamie Gwinn Hodder, an heiress, spent the rest of her life as a recluse, eventually bequeathing her fortune to Princeton University... Published works: The Adversaries of the Sceptic 1901, The New Americans, 1901, The Powers That Prey 1900, A Fight For the City 1903, & An Anarchronism in Courtship 1900.” [-Wikipedia]. Philosophy. Scepticism. Metaphysics. Ethics. Logic. DP29162 $200.00
Heinlein, Robert A.
Methuselah's Children. New York: Baen Books, [c1993]. Book Club edition. Scarce. Hardcover. Publishers grey buckram over red cloth title in gilt to spine very minor shelf wear about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket near fine. In new protective mylar. Scarce hardcover edition. Priced to go. DP28838 $25.00
Science fiction. Fantasy.