Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

O'Duffy, Eimar.

King Goshawk & The Birds. London: Macmillan & Co., 1926. First edition. Scarce. 319, 4p. Publishers illustrated brown cloth, title to spine, very minor shelf wear with minor rubbing at corners, spine ends slightly bumped, tiny ding at top edge of front board, else in excellent condition. Illustrated dust jacket, some soiling, minor shelf wear, two pieces of old tape at bottom of front cover and around spine, not much affect, still a very nice jacket. In protective mylar. First book of the Cuanduine trilogy of satirical fantasy, followed by The Spacious Adventures of the Man in the Street (1928) and Asses in Clovers (1933).    Children’s books. Youth adult fiction. Fantasy. Science fiction. Irish tales. Celtic. Mythology. Fairy tales. Time travel.

DP25708   $100.00

Machen, Arthur.
Fantastic Tales or the Way to Attain - A Book Full of Pantagruelism Now For the First Time Into English. Carbonnek: Privately printed, 1923. 
Publishers vellum paper over blue boards, some rubbing to edges and corners, spine darkened with chip at head of spine, some minor dampstains and some foxing spots to start, p13-18 with some chipping/loss to outer edges, no affect to text. Signed on limitation page by author. Still, about very good copy at an affordable price. First US edition. Limited edition, numbered 685/1050 signed copies. Machen (1863-1947), Welsh author of the weird, supernatural, fantasy and horror. A large influence on writers such as H.P. Lovecraft and later authors like Neil Gaiman and Graham Joyce.     DP26641   $40.00

O’Brien, Frederick.
Mystic Isles of the South Seas [and] White Shadows in the South Sea. [two volumes, one author inscribed]. New York: The Century Co., 1920 & 1921. 
​​First editions. Hardcover. Two separate volumes. White Shadows in the South Seas = publishers illustrated cloth, boards rubbed, inside front hinge cracked, author inscription to first blank “To Hildegarde Rudine(?) - the author wishes her romance made real. Frederick OíBrien”, minor chip to top of last endpapers, no affect. Mystic Isles of the South Seas = Publishers illustrated boards, some rubbing, back hinge starting, minor shelf wear, old owners name to first blank. No jackets. Overall, very good working copies. First editions.   DP26653   $50.00     

McCaffrey, Anne.

The Crystal Singer. London: Severn House, 1982. First edition. 8vo. 302p. Publishers cloth, title to spine. Illustrated jacket. A fine copy.

Fantasy. Science fiction. Dragons.         DP25200   $50.00

McCaffrey, Anne.

Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern. New York: Del Rey, 1983. First edition. 8vo. 286p. Publishers quarter cloth, title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. A fine copy in a near fine jacket, with minor crease at lower corner back flap.     Fantasy. Science fiction. Dragons. Magic.       DP25211   $25.00

McCaffrey, Anne.

Damia. New York: Ace/Putnam, 1992. First edition. Signed by author. 8vo. 336p. Publishers quarter cloth, title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. A fine copy. Signed and dated “30 June 1992” by the author on the title page. Sequel to Rowan.      Fantasy. Science fiction. Dragons.       DP25201   $50.00

McCarty, John.

Splatter Movies. Breaking the Last Taboo: A Critical Survey of the Wildly Demented Sub-Genre of the Horror Film that is Changing the Face of Film Realism Forever. [Signed and numbered by author]. New York: Fantaco Enterprises, 1981. First edition. Signed by author and numbered 1245 of 1500 printed. 4to. 157p. An excellent copy, with a very small chip to back corner, and minor shelf wear, as usual to black covers. Fully illustrated in black and white photos. An excellent sourcebook for the true horror fan.      Horror. Gore. Film. Movies. Horror films. Horror movies. Shock. Terror.         DP25166   $50.00

McCammon, Robert. [Afterward].       Joe R. Lansdale. Stephen Gallagher. John Farris.

Night Visions 8. Arlington Heights: Dark Harvest, 1990. First Edition. Signed by Lansdale and McCammon. 8vo. 255p. Publishers maroon boards, title in gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Fine/Fine. Signed on half title by Lansdale, and by McCammon on title page. In protective mylar. Illustrated by Paul Sonju. All original short stories of horror by some of the masters of the genre. The afterward is by Robert McCammon.

Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Anthology. Night Visions.        DP25089   $50.00

Matheson, Richard.

Mediums Rare. Baltimore: Cemetery Dance, 2000. First Edition. One of only 52 copies, signed by author and artist. 8vo. 124p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to boards and spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Fine/Fine. In leather-bound, felt-lined traycase. Book in protective mylar. One of only 52 lettered copies. Very rare. Contains additional full page color plate not included in any other edition. Deluxe Signed Edition. Limited lettered copy, “LL” of 52 copies printed. Matheson’s entertaining dramatization of incidents in the world of psychic history.

Horror. Supernatural. Paranormal. Psychics. Parapsychology. Metaphysics.        DP25093   $175.00

Norton, Andre.

Iron Cage. New York: Viking Press, 1974. First Edition. 8vo. 288p. Publishers black cloth, silver gilt title to spine. Head of spine slightly bumped, else near fine. With illustrated dust jacket, near fine. In protective mylar.        Science fiction. Fantasy.        DP25036   $40.00

Olliver, C.W.

An Analysis of Magic & Witchcraft. A Retrospective Introduction to the Study of Modern Metaphysics. London: Rider & Co., [ND.]c1928. 8vo. xi, 244p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to edges, light foxing. No dust jacket. Full page black and white photographs and text illustrations.        Witchcraft. Magic. Witches. Alchemy. Tarot. Occult. Metaphysics. Kabala. Divination. Sex.                 DP25018   $50.00

Michelet, Jules.

Satanism and Witchcraft. A Study in Medieval Superstition. New York: The Citadel Press, 1939. First Edition. 8vo. xx, 332p. Publishers cloth, title gilt on spine. Spine cocked, minor wear to edges. Occult illustration adhered to first blank, and small oval portrait of Michelet adhered to verso of title page.     Witchcraft. Satanism. Witches. Devil. Satan. Occult. Potions. Loudun. Bavent. Cadiere. Black Mass.            DP25017   $25.00

Nathan, Lynd.

Venzgyllyn, The Revelation of a Soul.  Prologue and Part I. Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1930. First Edition. A limited edition of 250 printed for the author. 4to. [6], 51p. 1/4 cloth, blue pasteboard cover with paper label on front. Dust jacket with rough edges.Bookplate of Roger Senhouse on front pastedown endpaper, and two manuscript notes to the same, regarding this book. This is the only part that was printed. It is a verse-drama set in the island of Thade.        Religion. Thade. Shakespeare. Religion. Fine printing.        DP20068   $50.00

Mackay, Charles.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. New York: Bonanza Books, 1981. 724p. Publishers cloth, title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket with minor edge wear and light creasing at bottom. Overall, a nice copy of a great book. In protective mylar. Mackay (1814-1889) was a poet and jounalist whose fame rests today on this famous work on the human folly of self delusion. His history of Witchcraft, tulipomania, the Mississippi scheme, alchemy, etc. is essential reading to all good sceptics.     Occult. Folklore. Witchcraft. Alchemy. History. Psychology. Madness.        DP25535   $25.00

McCaffrey, Anne.

The Renegades of Pern. New York: Del Rey, 1989. First edition. 8vo. 384p. Publishers quarter cloth, gilt title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Fine/fine. In protective mylar.      Fantasy. Pern. Dragons.           DP25295   $25.00

Norton, Andre.

Golden Trillium. New York: Bantam, 1993. First edition. 8vo. 296p. Publishers quarter cloth, title gilt to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. Third and final book of the Trillium series written by masters Norton, Julian May, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.       Fantasy. Magic.          

DP25298   $30.00

Niven, Larry & Steven Barnes.

The Barsoom Project. New York: Ace, 1989. First hardcover edition. 340p. Publishers cloth over boards, about fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear with tiny bit of rubbing at corners and spine ends, near fine. In protective mylar.     Fantasy. Science fiction. RPG.      DP25781   $35.00

McBain, Ed.

Hail, Hail, The Gangs All Here! London: Hamilton, 1971. First edition. First Uk edition. 210p. Publishers blue cloth, minor shelf wear to edges, slight toning to outer edges, minor bump to spine caps, old pencil note to first paste-down, else excellent copy. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear to edges, a little more so at corners and spine caps, some toning, else close to near fine. In protective mylar. Scarce copy.  

Crime. Detective. Mystery.       DP25919   $30.00

McCaffrey, Anne.

Nerika's Story. New York: Del Rey, 1986. First edition. Signed by author. 8vo. 182p. Publishers quarter cloth, gilt title to spine. Illustrated jacket. Signed by author in blue ink on title page. Near fine book in a near fine jacket with back flap corner having a minor peel. Faded pencil notes to title. A Pern adventure novel.

Fantasy. Science fiction. Dragons. Pern.        DP25181   $40.00

MacLean, Alistair.

Puppet on a Chain. New York: Doubleday, 1969. First edition. 281p. Publishers cloth with just a hint of shelf wear at edges and spine ends, very minor rubbing at back board, near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear at edges and corners, tiny bit of cracking at head of spine and top inside back flap, near fine. In protective mylar. Excellent copy.    Suspense. Thriller Crime. Spy.      DP25848   $25.00

Marasco, Robert.

Burnt Offerings. New York: Delacorte, 1973. First Edition. 8vo. 277p. Publishers cloth, title in gilt to spine, old owner’s signature in ink to half-title page, Illustrated dust jacket with minimal edge tears and shelf wear, price-clipped, in protective mylar. A nice copy of a scarce book.

Jones/Newman: Horror 100 Best Books.       Horror. Occult. Supernatural.          DP25152   $35.00

McCammon, Robert R.

They Thirst. Arlington Heights: Dark Harvest, 1991. First Edition. Signed by author. 8vo. 412p. Publishers red grain cloth, title gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket in protective mylar. With publishers slipcase. Fine/Fine. Signed by author and artists on limitation page. A beautiful copy of a scarce book. Deluxe Limited Signed Edition. Only 500 copies printed, this copy numbered 45.       Horror. Vampires. Dracula. Monsters. Nosferatu. Undead.          DP25123   $200.00

Morley, Christopher.

Kitty Foyle. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939. First edition, second printing. Scarce. 340p. Publishers green cloth, title to cover and spine, very minor shelf wear, minor bump to spine ends, bookplate on first paste-down: O.F. Fitz Simmons, else excellent copy. Dust jacket, very minor shelf wear/rubbing to edges and corners, tiny bit of chipping at head of spine, excellent in protective mylar.    Romance. Adventure. Sex.       DP26009   $35.00

McCaffrey, Anne.

The White Dragon. New York: Ballantine, 1978. First edition. 8vo. 497p. Publishers cloth, title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Head of spine slightly faded, else book and jacket near fine. Third book of The Dragon Riders of Pern series.      Barron, Fantasy 4A-179.      Fantasy. Science fiction. Dragons.         DP25198   $50.00

Niven, Larry & Steven Barnes.

The Barsoom Project. Signed Copy. London: Pan Books, 1990. First UK edition. Publishers black cloth, title gilt to spine, a trace of pencil note to top corner of first blank, near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. An unread copy signed by Niven in black ink and Barnes in red ink, on the title page. In protective mylar.     Fantasy. Science fiction. RPG.       DP26100   $75.00

McMillan, George.
The Old Breed: A History of the First Marine Division in World War II. Washington D.C., Infantry Journal Press, 1949. 
​​Publishers green cloth, yellow title and blue unit patch illustrated on cover, yellow title to spine. Some very minor shelf wear. Title page bottom with very minor scuff at edge, no affect, map endpapers, overall contents clean and crisp, an excellent copy. No jacket, which is common. Fully illustrated. First edition.   DP26651   $100.00 War. Marines. Adventure. World War. Americana. Military.

McCaffrey, Todd.

Dragonheart. Signed Copy. New York: Del Rey, 2008. First edition. 538p. A near fine copy with just minor bump to spine caps, signed by author on title page. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. In protective mylar.    Fantasy. Pern. Dragons.      DP25932   $35.00

McCaffrey, Anne.

Dragondrums. New York: Ateheum, 1979. First edition. Signed by author. 8vo. 240p. Publishers cloth with title to spine, a hint of shelf wear to edges, and spine slightly cocked, near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, about fine, with just slight shelf wear at top edge of back cover. Overall, a near fine copy. Signed by author in purple ink on title page. In protective mylar.       Fantasy. Dragons. Pern.             DP25233   $150.00

McCaffrey, Todd & Anne McCaffrey.

Dragon's Fire. Signed Copy. New York: Ballantine, 2006. First edition. 366p. Near fine copy with tiny bump at bottom spine, signed by Todd McCaffrey on title page. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. In protective mylar.      Dragons. Pern. Fantasy.       DP25931   $25.00

Munro, H.H. (Saki). Christopher Morley, intro.
The Short Stories of SAKI. New York: Viking Press, 1930. 
​​First US edition. Hardcover. 718p. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title to spine, very minor bump to spine ends, a hint of shelf wear, else about near fine, tiny bookseller stamp at bottom of back endpaper “Satyr Book Shop, Hollywood. Old ink gift inscription at top of first blank, “To Hilda - For Julian’s birthday - Harry - 1930”. Also with publishers blue book-mark ribbon. Illustrated dust jacket, minor soiling, small stain at bottom back cover, some minor edge wear, inside flaps with corners cut, but price still intact, overall still excellent. In new protective mylar. At time of description we locate only one other copy with a jacket. First US edition. Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916), British author who published under the pen names SAKI or H.H. Munro. Intelligent, witty and mischievous, Munro is considered a master of the short story and is said to have majorly influenced such greats as A.A. Milne and P.G. Wodehouse.   DP26631   $100.00

McCaffrey, Todd & Anne McCaffrey.

Dragon's Kin. Signed Copy. New York: Ballantine, 2003. First edition. 292p. A near fine copy signed by Todd McCaffrey on title page. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. In protective mylar.     Dragons. Pern. Fantasy.        DP25930   $25.00

McCaffrey, Anne.

Killashandra. Signed copy. New York: Del Rey, 1985. First edition. 303p. Publishers cloth over boards, gilt title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, near fine with just a hint of shelf wear at top edge. Signed by author in black ink on title page. A beautiful copy. In protective mylar. Signed copies of this book are rare. Signed at Barnes & Noble, Encino CA, Aug.2004.      Fantasy. Science fiction.         DP25587   $45.00

Mirbeau, Octave.   Alvah C. Bessie, trans.

Torture Garden. [Le Jardin Des Supplices]. New York: Citadel Press, 1948. First Citadel edition. Hardcover. 253p. Publishers black cloth, title to spine, some rubbing at edges and minor wear to boards, spine is cocked, few pages with tiny chip at outer edge. Illustrated dust jacket with wear at edges, corners and spine, with repairs to verso inside, still looks nice in protective mylar. In protective mylar. At time of description we locate no other first Citadel editions, only the second printing of 1949. First published in 1899, Torture Garden is considered to be one of the most extreme books ever printed, especially in its time. The book is split into a narrative of two parts, the first is the unamed corrupt Frenchman  (written as a narrator, which leaves the reader to go about as the character) who lives off the wealth of his politician friend - here we find Mirbeau in constant bashing of the government and bureaucracy. The second part leads the character to meet the fascinating Englishwoman Clara, who quickly enslaves him into an affair. She lures him to her exotic home of China and her Torture Garden, where torture is practiced as an art form in love, death, sex and depravity. People are skinned alive, blood flows from all orifices of prison inmates, cruel sex acts of pain and pleasure, death and debauchery, while the exotic garden is fed human compost. An underground classic long out of print - a deeply unsettling work of early horrific genius, the Godfather book to what would become known as “Splatter Punk” literature a century later, to the likes of Clive Barker, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, and others.          Horror. Torture. Romance. Gothic. Sex. Erotica. Bondage. French politics. Sadomasochism. Government. Corruption.       DP26404   $50.00

McCaffrey, Anne.

Habit Is An Old Horse. Seattle: Dryad Press, 1986. Softcover. First edition, limited to 342 copies. 22, 1p. Publishers brown paper wraps, stapled, frontispiece photo of McCaffrey and her horse. One of 342 copies printed in wrappers. Fine copy. Released in conjunction with the authors Guest of Honor appearance at Norwescon 9, March 20-23, 1986 in Seattle.      Short stories. Science fiction. Fantasy. Dragons. Pern. McCaffrey.        DP25810   $75.00

McKinley, Robin.

Imaginary Lands. Signed Copy. New York: Greenwillow, 1986. First edition. 246p. Publishers blue cloth over boards, title in gilt to spine, signed by Robert McKinley (conceiver and editor) on title page, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear-rubbing at corners and spine tips, tiny crease at top edge of inside flap, small clean tear at bottom cover edges, no real affect, about very good plus to near fine. In protective mylar. Contains nine stories of fantasy and imaginary lands, including Wolrd Fantasy Award winner Paper Dragons (Blaylock), in its first appearance. Authors include: Blaylock, McKillip, Westall, Dickinson, Yolen, Hodgell, Larrabeiti, Vinge and McKinley.      Fantasy. Imaginary travels. Magic. Dragons. Arthurian. Mythology. Folklore.       DP25761   $50.00

Maugham, W. Somerset.
Cosmopolitans. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1936. 
​First edition. Hardcover. Publishers black cloth, elaborate gilt title to spine, minor shelf wear, front top corner edge bumped, text clean and crisp, edges toned, no affect, overall still an excellent copy. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, some minor chipping to edges, bit of soiling to back cover, spine sunned as usual, inside flap corners with minor clips, price still intact, 2.50, overall still better than very good, and presents very well in new protective mylar. First edition, stated. Twenty-nine short stories written between 1924-1929, previously published in the magazine Cosmopolitan.     DP26635   $90.00

McCaffrey, Anne.

Pegasus in Flight. New York: Del Rey/Ballantine, 1990. First edition. Signed by author. Scarce. 8vo. 290p. Publishers quarter cloth, title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. A fine copy. Signed by the author on title page.         Fantasy. Science fiction. Dragons.         DP25202   $65.00

MacDonald, John D.

The Girl, The Gold Watch & Everything. London: Robert Hale, 1974. First hardcover edition. Rare. 207p. Publishers black cloth, title silver gilt to spine, a trace of pencil note to first blank, else a fine copy. Pictorial dust jacket, price-clipped inside flap lower corner, else fine. A beautiful copy. In protective mylar.

Fantasy. Thriller. Suspense. Mystery.      DP25749   $60.00

Monks, John Jr.
A Ribbon and a Star: The Third Marines at Bougainville. Inscribed by Author. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1945. 
​​First edition. Hardcover. 242p. Publishers green cloth, title gilt to spine, minor shefl wear and a bit of light soiling to corners, overall an excellent clean copy, inscribed by the author on title page “To Mr & Mrs Julian Johnson - Best wishes - Johnny Monks”. Illustrated dust jacket, some minor worm holing/tracks, minor edge tears, spine darkened, inside flap corners cut, but price still intact, few small repairs to verso of jacket, overall still very good. In protective mylar. Full-page illustrations by John Falter. First edition. Monks Jr. (1910-2004) was an author, screenwriter, actor and U.S. Marine. Julian Johnson (inscription) was chief story editor for Fox Studios 1920s-1940s.    DP26602   $90.00 

Manning, Al G.

The Magic of New Ishtar Power. Signed by Author. New York: Parker Publishing Company, 1977. First Edition. 8vo. 229p. Publishers cloth, title in gilt to spine. Inscribed by author on first blank, “To Shirley with Light & friendship. Blessed by, Al Manning. Jan 9, 1979.” Price clipped pictorial dust jacket, with minor wear to edges, but still a very good plus jacket. We have found no other copies signed by the author available for sale. Manning (1927-2006), was the founder of the ESP (Extrasensory perception) Lab of Texas (formerly Los Angeles) and author of dozens of books on the occult and self help, mostly related to psychic powers.      Occult. Ishtar. New age. Magic. Talismans. Witchcraft. Wicca. Self help. Psychic. ESP.         DP25172   $100.00

Marks, Laurence.

Always Go First Class. New York: Random House, 1962. First edition. Scarce. 213p. Publishers decorated blue cloth over boards, title to spine, spine ends with minor bump and bit of fading, trace of old pencil price to top of first blank, else a near fine copy. Illustrated dust jacket, tiny bit of wear at spine ends with bit of soiling, some minor fading, else still about near fine. A beautiful copy of a scarce book, more so in this condition. In protective mylar. Authors first novel.        Adventure. Travel. Mystery.      DP25921   $25.00

O’Shea, Beth.
A Long Way From Boston. Author Inscribed. New York: Whittlesey House, 1946. 
First edition. Rare. Hardcover. Publishers cloth, gilt title to cover and spine, minor shelf wear, text clean, authors black ink inscription to first blank “First off the press - For Julian Johnson - who was first to tell me I should write a book and, when it was started, told me how to slant it - Beth O’Shea”, overall excellent copy. Illustrated dust jacket with minor edge wear, some minor chipping at edges, inside flap corners clipped but 2.75 price intact, overall still presents excellent in new protective mylar. A very nice copy of a rare book. At time of description we locate no other copies for sale. With full-page illustrations by Peggy Bacon. First edition. Rare. We find no pertinent information on the author at time of description, though the inscription to Julian Johnson might have us believe O’Shea was relevant in the movie business. Johnson was chief story editor for Fox Studios 1920s-1940s. It is also interesting to note the novel is about two women (O’Shea and her friend, Kit) traveling in an old Ford Model-T across the country in the 1902s from East coast to the West coast, not a common situation by any means. Peggy Bacon (1895-1987) was a well known American illustrator, painter and writer, best known for her humorous art in the 1920s and 30s. The book is mentioned in several books about traveling the American highways throughout history.    DP26604   $175.00

Adventure. Women. Boston. California. Travel. Cross country travel. Model-T car. Biography.  

McKinley, Robin.

Deerskin. New York: Ace, 1993. First edition. Review copy. Hardcover. 309p. Publishers cloth over boards, a trace of pencil note to top of title page, near fine.  Illustrated dust jacket, minor toning to inside flaps, still about fine. In protective mylar. Scarce book.    Fantasy.      DP26142   $30.00