Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
Goodenough, Erwin R.
By Light Light: The Mystical Gospel Of Hellenistic Judaism. [Signed by Author]. New Haven:Yale University, 1935. First edition. Rare. xv, 436p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, minor shelf wear, minor ding at top edge of back cover, bottom corner of front cover minor stain (see pics), minor rubbing at spine caps, overall binding is still very good to excellent. First endpaper with minor scuffing area likely due to removal of old bookplate, no affect. First couple pages with some pencil notes, appears to be erased, few other pencil lines and arrows to outside margins, no affect to content or text. Author inscribed in contemporary ink to first blank “With candid greetings Erwin R. Goodenough”. A scarce book even more so signed by its author. Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough (1893-1965), American historian, scholar and author in the history of religion. He studied at Harvard and Oxford and taught at Yale University from 1923 until retirement in 1962. Author of numerous works on religion, especially on Judaism and his belief of its Greco-Roman influence. His later studies were heavily influence by Philo Judaeus. Mysticism. Judaism. Judaica. Jews. Hellenistic Judaism. Greek. Religion. Theology. Mythology. Occult. Torah. Moses. Mysteries. Secrets. Esoterica. Philo Judaeus. DP28415 $300.00
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
Harris, J. Rendel.
The Cult Of The Heavenly Twins. [E.H. Shackletons copy]. Cambridge: University Press, 1906. First edition. Rare. , 160p., 7 plates. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title to spine, very minor shelf wear, some minor wear at corners, faint ink smudge to verso of half-title, no affect, else text is clean and about near fine. E.H. Shackletons name label at top of front endpaper. At time of description we locate only one other copy for sale, ex-lib & in poor condition. Last auction record via Rare Book Hub was in 1960. With seven photographic plates. James Rendel Harris (1852-1941), English Biblical scholar, mathematician, and curator of manuscripts. “His Boanerges was a synthesis of world mythology, which he believed was founded on a fundamental myth of heavenly twins who represented the duality of day and night, civilization and the wild, etc. Harris corss-cultural comparison drew on universal motifs and Indo-European derivations and conflated these into proof of a universal twin cult.” [-Jason and the Argonauts Through the Ages, Jason Colavito]. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, he was best known for leading the ‘Endurance” expedition of 1914-196. He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. In 1909 Shackleton was honored as Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by King Edwards VII, he was also made a knight, honored by the Royal Geographical Society, was awarded a Gold Medal, Shackleton was also appointed a Younger Brother of Trinity House, a significant honor for British mariners. Occult. Mythology. Twins. Folklore. Legends. Mysticism. Religion. Pillars. Edessa. DP27673 $500.00
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
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.
Heart-Shaped Box. [Signed copy]. New York: William Morrow, 2007. First edition. Publishers cloth over boards very minor shelf wear still about near fine. Signed in black ink to title page and dated 2/14/07 which was only one day after it was officially published.Illustrated dust jacket near fine. In new protective mylar. Priced to go. A Dark Parks favorite. Joe Hill's first novel. DP28959 $85.00
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 Dosadi Experiment. New York: G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1977. First edition. Inscribed by author. 8vo. 336p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Minor shelf wear. Inscribed by author on title page “For Sharon - Friendly native guide.” Owners signature in ink at top of first blank, small bookseller sticker on back inside flap. Overall, a nice copy of a signed Herbert, for an affordable price. Sequel to Herbert’s Whipping Star.
Fantasy. Science fiction. Aliens. Alien intelligence. Dune. DP25191 $100.00
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
Huxley, Aldous. Jules Castier, trans.
Les Diables De Loudun. Paris: Librairie Plon, 1952 . First Edition. 8vo. 392, p. Original printed wraps, paper yellowed, as usual. Otherwise, fine. Aldouse Huxley’s non-fiction novel of the possession of the Ursuline nuns of Loudun and its Roman Catholic priest Urbain Grandier, whom was believed to have made a pact with the Satan. Posession and exorcism are meticulously analyzed from a rational perspective, Huxley touching on the aspects of multiple personalities in the cases of apparent possession. The book was adapted to film in 1971 under the title The Devils, with Vanessa Redgrave and Oliver Reed. Occult. Witchcraft. Possession. Exorcism. Sex. Loudun. Satan. Urbain Grandier.
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