Ludlum, Robert.

The Bourne Identity. New York: Richard Marek Publications, 1980. First edition. 8vo. 523p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, inside flaps with flat crease, minor wrinkle to top and bottom cover, tink nick at hinge, very good plus (see photos). In protective mylar. Overall, a very nice copy of a scarce book.     Thriller. Suspense. Mystery.        DP25306   $75.00

Jessel, George. Eddie Cantor, intro.
Hello Momma. Typed Manuscript, Presentation Copy From Author. [Pre-publication]. 1945. 
​​9 x 11.5 inches. 85 single-sided pages. Typed manuscript (copy), eighty-five single sided pages, no publisher, no date, with chapter headings and introduction (foreword) by Eddie Cantor at front. Original paper wraps, worn at edges and spine, some foxing, brass clasps inside margins, inscribed by author on cover wrapper “To Julian - with great affection - George Jessel - 45”. One of a kind item. George Jessel (1898-1981), American actor, singer, songwriter and film producer, best known for his comedy. Most famous for his comedy skit ‘Hello Mama’. Julian Johnson (inscription) was chief story editor for Fox Studios 1920s-1930s. “Jessel’s ‘mama’ routine, unsurprisingly taken from his real life, reflected te special relationship in Jewish life between mother and son, revealed the strategies Jewish sons used in reviewing their lives for their mothers, gently mocked the mothers in a loving way, and reflected the audiences yearning for such a relationship themselves. In vaudeville, the Jewish mother was the very soul of warmth, kindness, and love. She came to symbolize the love that was missing in so many lives of those in the audience. Jessel had a more serious side, too. He starred in The Jazz Singer on Broadway and never forgave Al Jolson for, as he saw it, stealing the part in what would be a historic film.” [-Epstein, Story of Jewish Comedians in America]. Hello Mama was used in numerous art forms throughout the years including vinyl records, books, television and film.   DP26656   $100.00

Koontz, Dean

Dragon Tears. Signed copy. New York: G.P. Putnams Sons, 1993. First edition. 377p. Publishers cloth over boards, title in gilt to spine, gilt on front board, minor shelf wear and rubbing, minor notch at bottom of textblock. Illustrated dust jacket with minor shelf wear and nick, overall a nice copy. Signed by author in blue ink on title page. Signed at Mystery Bookstore, Los Angeles.    Horror. Suspense. Thriller.       DP25581   $25.00

Koontz, Dean.

Seize the Night. Signed copy. London: Headline, 1998. First edition. 408p. Publishers purple cloth, title gilt to spine, purple ribbon bound in, fine. Pictorial dust jacket, near fine with just a hint of shelf wear. Signed by author in blue ink on title page. In protective mylar. First edition. First printing. Issued simultaneous with the US edition. Rare.     Horror. Suspense. Thriller. Mystery.        DP25586   $40.00

Kerr, Katherine.

Darkspell. New York: Doubleday, 1987. First edition.Scarce. 8vo. 369p. Publishers cloth, title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. Sequel to Daggerspell, second book of the Deverry series.     Barron Fantasy: 4A-149.     Fantasy. Elves. Magic.         DP25283   $30.00

Koontz, Dean.

Dark Rivers of the Heart. Signed copy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First edition. 487p. Publishers cloth over boards, title gilt to spine, unread, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear and rubbing. Signed in blu ink by author on title page. In protective mylar.     Horror. Suspense. Thriller.

DP25584   $25.00

[Koontz, Dean]. Brian Coffey (pseudo).

The Face of Fear. New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1977. First edition, book club. 8vo. 212p. Publishers cloth, slightly rubbed at edges, some foxing at top of text block, else near fine. Pictorial dust jacket, minimal shelf wear at edges, near fine. Near fine/near fine. In protective mylar.Early Koontz book under the pseudonym of Brian Coffey. The book club edition is still a scarce book, and an affordable alternative to the original first trade edition.     Thriller. Suspense. Horror. Crime.        

DP25315   $40.00

Koontz, Dean.

Sole Survivor. Signed copy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First edition. 321p. Publishers cloth over boards, title in gilt to spine, engraved on front board, unread, fine. Illustrated dust jacket with minor shelf wear and rubbing, tiny scratch on back, no affect, very good plus-to near fine. Signed and dated by author in blue ink on title page. In protective mylar. A Dark Parks favorite. Signed at Santa Barbara Festival of Books in 1997.     Horror. Suspense. Thriller.        DP25579   $25.00

Laski, Marghanita.

The Victorian Chaise-Longue. London: The Cresset Press, 1953. First edition. 159p. Publishers cloth over marbled boards, a trace of old pencil note to top corner of first blank, else a near fine copy. Marble decorated dust jacket, slightly toned, else about fine. A beautiful copy of a scarce title. In protective mylar.     Barron: Horror Lit: 4-198.     Horror. Sex. Time Travel.         DP26037   $40.00

Kirk, Russell.

The Surley Sullen Bell. New York: Fleet Publishing Company, 1962. First Edition. 8vo. 240p. Publishers cloth, title in gilt to spine, minor rubbing, shelf wear, toning to edges as usual. Illustrated dust jacket in protective mylar, some minor edge tears, very good. A nice copy of a scarce work. Ten short stories on ghosts and haunted houses, with an added essay on supernatural fiction.      Barron: Horror Lit 4-181. Bleiler 961. 

Horror. Ghosts. Haunted. Supernatural. Science fiction. Fantasy. Monsters.          DP25135   $40.00

Koontz, Dean R.

Hideaway. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1992. First Edition. Signed by author. 8vo. 383p. Publishers quarter cloth, gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket in protective mylar. Author has signed and dated the cover jacket in silver ink, large and bold, “Dean R. Koontz 8-7-94.” A unique signature, usually inside the book.       Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Mystery. Fantasy. Supernatural.          DP25146   $60.00

Koontz, Dean.

Dark Rivers of the Heart. Advanced Reader's Copy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First Edition. 8vo. 477p. Publishers illustrated paper wraps, minor shelf wear/rubbing, else near fine.        Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Mystery. Fantasy.         DP25145   $25.00

[Koontz, Dean R.] K.R. Dwyer.

Chase. New York: Random House, 1972. First Edition. Inscribed by author. Very rare. 8vo. 178p. Publishers quarter cloth, title in gilt to spine. Pictorial dust jacket in protective mylar. Inscribed on first blank by author “To Art Stone - Anyone who would pay fifteen bucks for a copy of Sports Illustrated should be willing to pay any price asked for this book. As/ever. Dean R. Koontz”. Fine/Fine. Koontz’s very first fiction hardcover, originally written under the pseudonym K.R. Dwyer. Extremely rare.       Thriller. Crime. Suspense. Horror. Murder. Dean Koontz.           DP25126   $350.00

Lee, Edward.

Monstrosity. Baltimore: Cemetery Dance, 2002. First Edition. Signed by author. 8vo. 334p. Publishers cloth, title gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Signed by author on limitation page. Fine/Fine. In protective mylar. Scarce. Limited Signed Edition. 1000 copies printed. 

Horror. Sex. Erotica. Monsters. Occult. Supernatural.           DP25151   $40.00

King, Stephen.

Rose Madder. New York: Viking, 1995. First Edition. Advanced Reader's Copy. 8vo. 552p. Rose colored publishers paper wraps. Unrevised and unpublished proof, advanced reader’s copy. Near fine, with a minor crease to front, no affect.

Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Murder. Haunted house. Ghosts. Supernatural.  Stephen King. Film.        DP25085   $35.00

Koontz, Dean R. [Intro].     F. Paul Wilson. Sheri S. Tepper. Ray Garton.

Night Visions 6. Arlington Heights: Dark Harvest, 1988 (book). 1990 (artwork). First Edition. Deluxe Limited Edition. One of only ten copies with hand drawn color sketch by Phil Parks. 8vo. 312p. Publishers black grain cloth, gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket in protective mylar. Fine/Fine. With slipcase. Signed by all contributors on signature page. With a beautiful, detailed, color pencil sketch of a little goblin/demon holding a knife, aside a coffee cup filled with blood, by artist Phil Parks. Presentation copy inscirbed “For Art, From the tenants downstairs, a quaint little toast just a pity to make it...Someone gave up the ghost ! Phil Parks.” The knife is signed by Parks as well. With protective tissue guard. A typed letter dated and signed by artist Phil Parks is tipped in at front stating this book is one of only ten copies with an original illustration drawn by him. Illustrated by Phil Parks. Deluxe First Edition Signed, limited to 600 copies, this copy numbered 439. One of only ten copies with a hand drawn illustration by Phil Parks. This edition was published in 1988 and is the first. It would appear that Phil Parks created the ten limited edition copies, using the originals, later in 1990. Each drawing done was similar, but no two alike.      Horror. Art. Original art. Phil Parks. Dean Koontz. Horror art. Fantasy. Science fiction. Artwork. Fantasy art.

DP25094   $400.00

Koontz, Dean.

Dark Rivers of the Heart. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First Edition. Signed by author. 8vo. 487p. Publishers quarter cloth, title gilt to spine, some soil dust at top outer edge text block, no affect to inside. Illustrated dust jacket, near fine with just minor toning to top of flaps inside, no affect. Signed on half-title page by Koontz in blue ink. In protective mylar. A near fine copy.     Horror. Thriller. Mystery. Suspense.        DP25087   $30.00

Leonard, Elmore.

Up In Honey's Room. Signed by author. New York: William Morrow, 2007. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. [8], 292p. Publishers cloth, title on spine, pictorial dust jacket in protective mylar. Signed and dated by  author on title page. Fine copy.     Mystery. Thriller. Crime. Suspense.     

DP25026   $50.00

Laymon, Richard, Chet Williamson, and Gray Brandner. Stanley Wiater, ed.

Night Visions 7. Signed By All Authors. Editor's Own Copy. Arlington Heights: Dark Harvest, 1989. First Edition. 8vo. 271p. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy in a near fine jacket. With black slipcase. Editor’s own copy. Limited edition of 550 copies, this is the “PC” copy and also has the editor’s own bookplate (a large skull  drawn by Gahan Wilson) on first free endpaper. Signed by all authors: Richard Laymon, Chet Williamson, Gray Brandner, as well as Stanley Wiater and artists Wendy and Charles Lang.     

Horror. Thriller. Signed. Autograph. Limited edition. Anthology.                   DP25002   $75.00

[Koontz, Dean]. Coffey, Brian [pseudo].

The Face of Fear. New York: Bobbs-Merill, 1977. First Edition. 8vo. 244p. White leatherette gilt title on spine. Pictorial dust jacket. A near fine copy of a scarce book. Dean Koontz fourth book writing as Brian Coffey. Suspense thriller featuring the “Butcher” serial killer. A made for TV film was based on this book and aired on CBS in 1990. Scarce.     Thriller. Horror. Suspense. Mystery. Serial killer.

DP25000          $150.00

Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

Leinster, Murray.
​Space Platform. Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1953. First edition. Scarce hardcover.
222p. Publishers cloth, minor shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges, spine ends slightly bumped, a bit of soiling, old ink signature on back paste-down, else excellent. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, little bit of cracking at top edges with few tiny clean tears, some soiling, still excellent. In protective mylar.       Science fiction. Space travel.      

DP25815   $50.00

Kingsmill, Hugh & Malcolm Muggerridge.

1938: A Preview of Next Years News. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1937. Softcover. 160p. Publishers paper wrappers, minor shelf wear at edges and spine, outer edges of pages with minor reading wear, else excellent. A very rare book. In protective mylar. First edition. Rare. OCLC only locates 9 copies, only 3 in the USA.     Humor. Wit. Satire. Future. Prophecy. Predictions. Hitler. Stalin. Lenin. Science fiction. Fantasy.        DP25952   $35.00

[Koontz, Dean]. Dwyer, K.R.

Dragonfly. New York: Random House, 1975. First edition. With comical description by author. 8vo. 244p. Publishers quarter cloth, foxing spots to top of text block, no affect to pages, else near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, tiny scuff to spine, near fine. Comical inscription from author on title page, reads “To W.B. - Dwyer’s last book. He died in a rabid parakeet attack near Rangoon. All the best, Dean R. Koontz. 7/16/92.” A nice copy of a rare Koontz novel.        Suspense. Thriller. Crime. Mystery.

DP25378   $225.00

King, Stephen.

Fire-Starter. New York: Viking Press, 1980. Inscribed by King. Book club edition. 8vo. 371p. Publishers quarter cloth over boards, title in gilt to spine, head and tail of spine with light edgewear. Illustrated dust jacket, small ink note at top of inside flap, minor shelf wear and short clean edge tears, no affect and not uncommon (see pics). Overall, a very good plus copy. Inscribed and dated by King on title page “To Alan - Be well, Stephen King/7/24/8--”. (likely, 1980, date of book, but possibly 1982). In protective mylar. Fire-Starter books signed by King are rare. At time of description we only locate a few, at a much higher price.

Horror. Suspense. Thriller. Supernatural.          DP25410   $325.00

[Koontz, Dean]. K.R. Dwyer (pseudo).

Shattered. New York: Random House, 1973. First edition. 8vo. 182p. Publishers quarter cloth, gilt to spine. Illustrated jacket. Owners pen at top corner of front paste-down, otherwise book is fine. Jacket with very minor flat crease to inside flap, else fine. Overall, excellent condition and priced affordable.

Horror. Suspense. Fantasy. Koontz.          DP25185   $125.00

Kerr, Katherine.

The Dragon Revenant. New York: Doubleday, 1990. First edition. Scarce. Publishers cloth over boards, red gil title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. In protective mylar. Scarce book.         Fantasy. Dragons. Deverry.       DP25881   $35.00

Lawrence, D.H.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Florence: Privately Printed, 1928. 
Pirated edition.Hardcover. 365p. Early pirated edition, black moire pattern cloth, some soiling, paper label to spine, minor chipping, very minor shelf wear at edges, red endpapers, strong with no cracking, p3-4 with large wrinkle to outer corner, somewhat flattened now, p3-8 (three single pages) with clean tear to outer margin, repaired with archival tape, text block edges roughly cut. Less page repairs the book overall is in excellent condition and priced accordingly. A chance to own one of the infamous pirated editions of this erotic classic at a very affordable price. At time of description we locate only two other copies of this particular pirate (with the black moire cloth). Pirated edition, printed shortly after the first edition. Considered the most pirated book of the 20th century due to the obscenity of the book. It was banned in both the UK and the US and was not published with authorization for another 30 years.   DP26644  $100.00

Kind, Dr. Alfred & Prof. Julian Herlinger. [With photographs by Heinz von Perckhammer].

Flucht Aus Dere Ehe: Eine Psychologisch - Physiologische Darstellung, Ein Beitrag Zur Soziologie Der Sexulamoral Und Der Geschichte Der Untreue In Der Ehe. [Fully illustrative study on moral sexuality, marriage and infidelity]. Die Legitime Erotik. Wien, Berlin, Leipzig: Verlag Fur Kulturforschung, 1931. First edition. Rare. Hardcover. Publishers orange cloth with decorative gilt to cover and spine, very minor shelf wear, some gilt rubbed on spine, top edge of text block with foxing/staining, but no affect to inside of book, else the book is just about near fine. Fully illustrated with color plates, photographic plates and numerous text illustrations. With numerous beautiful photograph plates by Heinz von Perckhammer (1895-1965), Italian-German photographer best known for his nude photography and his work titled The Culture of the Nude in China (1928). His work has recently been in demand and is scarce. Also a chapter with full-page photographs and other illustrations on lesbianism (titled in German ‘Beyond the Normal’). Last part of the book is an illustrated guide to sex education for married couples with exercises, graphic anatomical photographs, diagrams and charts. A fascinating book on everything sex.       DP26643   $100.00         German. Sex. Erotica. Eroticism. Marriage. Infidelity. Erotica. Sex education. Photography. Pornography. Lesbianism. Gay. Homosexual. Illustrated. Photography. Heinz von Perckhammer. Nudes. Nude photography.

[King, Stephen]. Bachman, Richard.

Thinner. New York: NAL Books, 1984. First edition. First printing. First hardcover edition. 309p. Publishers cloth over boards, minor shelf wear, slight bit of rubbing at spine, overall still an excellent copy. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, very small clean tear at top edge of cover (see pics), else still about near fine, in protective mylar. Priced to go. Stephen King book published under the pen name Richard Bachman; a first edition of only 50,000 copies. All issue points for first edition. This was the first Bachman book to be printed as a hardcover.        DP26520   $85.00

Johnson, Crockett.
Barnaby. New York: Holt & Company, 1943. 
​​First edition. Publishers blue cloth, title to spine, very minor shelf wear, still about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, some minor edge wear, small clean tear to top cover margin, light stain to cover, a few very small worm holes at back cover and edge, but overall still presents excellent, in protective mylar. Fully illustrated. First edition.     DP26622   $45.00

Koontz, Dean.

Demon Seed. New York: Berkley Books, 1997. Signed by author. 8vo. 151p. Publishers cloth, title in gilt to spine. Pictorial dust jacket in protective mylar. Illustrated monster bookplate signed by author in blue ink, tipped in at front cover of book. A cool collectible for the Koontz fan. Fine/Fine.

Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Mystery. Computers. Science.         DP25148   $30.00

Koontz, Dean.

Mr. Murder. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1993. Signed by author. 8vo. 415p. Publishers quarter cloth, title in gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket in protective mylar. Signed by author in blue ink on title page. Fine/Fine.      Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Mystery. Murder.         DP25147   $45.00

Koontz, Dean.

Sole Survivor. Advanced Reader's Copy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First Edition. 8vo. 321p. Publishers illustrated paper wraps, minor rubbing at bottom of text block, else fine. A Dark Parks favorite.       Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Mystery. Fantasy.          DP25144   $25.00

Koontz, Dean R. [pseudo, Leigh Nichols].

The Key to Midnight. Arlington Heights: Dark Harvest, 1989. First Edition. Signed by author and artist. 8vo. 330p. Publishers gray grain cloth. Illustrated dust jacket. Fine/Fine. With slipcase. Book in protective mylar. Signed by Koontz and Parks on signature page. With an added personal inscription on half title page “To Art Stone - This first Nichols novel, written before her career was cut tragically short after an encounter with a rabid gerbil. Best, Dean R. Koontz 3/90.” Signed by Koontz twice. Illustrated by Phil Parks. Limited to 550 signed copies, this numbered 298. A rare and humorous inscription in regards to one of several pseudonyms Koontz has used in his career, Leigh Nichols (female), a most successful one, selling over a million copies of Key to Midnight. A rare and unique collectible for any fan of Koontz.       Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Mystery. Art. Illustrated.        DP25092   $125.00

King, Stephen.

Cujo. New York: Viking Press, 1981. First Edition. 0981 on front DJ flap. 8vo. 319p. Publishers quarter cloth, tile gilt on spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Minor dusting at top of text block, minor soiling spots at gutter of boards, not uncommon. A near fine copy in a fine jacket. In protective mylar. Bookplate “Karl and Lin Olsen” on inside front board.       Horror. Dogs. Rabies. Stephen King. Suspense.        DP25072   $125.00