Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

Lumley, Brian.

The House of Cthulhu: Tales of the Primal Land, Volume 1. New York: Tor Books, 2005. First Tor edition. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine, very minor shelf wear, appears unread, about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, near fine. In new protective mylar. Scarce hardcover. Priced to go.      DP27222   $25.00

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Long, Frank B.

The Rim of the Unknown. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. 291p. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine, contents clean and crisp, a near fine copy. Illustrated dust jacket, just about fine. A beautiful copy in protective mylar. 23 tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction originally published in early pulps and presented here in a first edition hardcover, from one of the masters.    DP28208   $45.00

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

Jacobson, Egbert.

The Color Harmony Manual and How to Use It. [Rare first edition, US Bureau of Mines Seattle copy]. Chicago: Color Laboratories Division Container Corporation of America, 1942. Rare. Reportedly only 750 copies printed. Hardcover. 13 vols. Thirteen volumes, publishers gray cloth, titles in black to covers and spine, very minor shelf wear. 22 page pamphlet of information and illustration at the end of volume thirteen. 680 sample color chips by hues and harmony with movable gray scale in 12 books, circle chart of each primary color in last volume. Each volume with tissue protector, eleven mylars with hue codes, appears to lack one, though they seem to be interchangeable. The primary color (pa) of each set is taken from each volume and filling the Color Work Chart in the last volume, complete. A rare set with all color chips intact, we locate only one other complete first edition for sale. Comes in matching gray slipcase, worn at bottom edge, but holding fine. Each volume with old ink note at bottom corner, “Ord # Sea. 97, U. Book Store - 5/24/45”, also stamped in ink “U.S. Bureau of Mines Received July 17 1945 Seattle, Washington”, no affect to content. Egbert Jacobso (1890-1966), Director of the Design Department of Container Corp. of America published this first edition of the Color Harmony Manual in 1942, based on the color system developed by German scientist Wilhelm Ostwald (1853-1932) in 1923. Jacobson adapted the system for education and industrial use. “The Color harmony is a color atlas based on the Ostwald color system and widely used for color selection and specification for several decades beginning in 1942. It has been out of print since 1972; however many libraries have a copy of the third or fourth editions... The Ostwald hue triangles and a color solid made with them portray and help explain the sensory world of color. Important sequences, the clears, lie on the outside surface of the solid. Color scales of equal blackness and whiteness are defined. Comparisons are made with the designs of the color charts in other atlases.” [-Granville, 1994 - Wiley Online Library. Color Reseacrh & Application].        Science. Color. Color harmony. Science of color. Color atlas. Color theory. Color harmony. Color wheel. Container Corporation. Colorism. Hues. Shades. Art. Artwork. Designs. Designers. Artists. Perspective. US Bureau of Mines.      DP28188   $1250.00

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

Long, Frank Belknap.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer on the Night Side. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1975. First edition. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine, some minor scuffing to inside front pastedown, else contents clean and crisp, about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear at edges, still about near fine in protective mylar. With b&w photographs throughout. Longs biography, study and loving portrait of his long time friend and master of the macabre, HP Lovecraft.     DP28209   $40.00

Koontz, Dean.

Mr. Murder. [Signed by Koontz and Gregory Benford]. New York: G.P. Putnams Sons, 1993. First edition. Publishers cloth over boards, minor shelf wear, bit of toning/soiling to outer text block, no affect to contents, signed by Koontz in blue ink on title page, also signed with inscription “Go Dean”, Gregory Benford, noted sci-fi author has signed in black ink. Overall, excellent. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear to edges, minor wrinkle at top back corner, no affect, overall still excellent in new protective mylar. Gregory Benford additional signature acquired at Glendale Paperback show March of 2019, a fan of Koontz he wanted to sign the book. Benford is a noted science fiction writer as well as an astrophysicist, he has won a Nebula award twice and is an advisor to NASA.        DP27175   $45.00

[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

Lovecraft, H.P.

Something About Cats. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1949. First edition. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine, some minor bump at ends, very minor rubbing at board edges, still a clean and crisp copy, about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, some minor toning at inside flap edges, no affect, price intact, overall still near fine. In protective mylar. An excellent copy. A collection of stories, essays, poetry and more by and about Lovecraft. A Dark Parks favorite.     DP28211   $250.00

[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

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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

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.

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 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.

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.] 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   $275.00

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

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 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

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

[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   $150.00

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