Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

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.

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

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

Monteleone, Tom & F. Paul Wilson.

Definitely Not Kansas: Book One Nocturnia Chronicles. [Signed Limited]. Colorado Springs: Borderlands/Gauntlet, 2013. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers glazed black cloth gilt title to spine about near fine and as new. Signed by both authors on tipped in limitation page - numbered 137 of only 350 copies printed. Illustrated dust jacket about fine in new protective mylar.     DP29096   $45.00       Monsters. Horror. Fantasy. Horror books. Horror literature.

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

Nicholson, Scott.

The Red Church. [Signed Limited]. Baltimore: Cemetery Dance, 2020. First signed limited edition. Hardcover. Publishers decorative gilt cloth about as new and near fine bound with book ribbon inside. Limited signed edition by author. We have two copies available numbered 79 and 215 of 500 copies printed. Please let us know which book when ordering. This book is from Cemetery Dances ‘Graveyard Edition’ series.     DP29088   $50.00        Horror. Horror literature. Horror books. Cemetery Dance.

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

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

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.

Ringworld. [Signed copy]. New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1977. [2000]. SFBC. Publishers black cloth title in gilt to spine about as new near fine. Signed by Larry Niven on the title page in black ink. Illustrated dust jacket as new artwork by Paul Youll. This is a scarce SFBC edition we find no other copies at time of description. Niven signed in person at the Glendale Paperback Show in March of 2022. In new protective mylar and some with a picture of him signing this book. Hugo and Nebula awards winner. Considered one of the most influential science fiction novels ever printed. Science Fiction Book Club edition.     Larry Niven. Ringworld. Science fiction.      DP29366   $200.00

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

Moffett, Judith.

The Ragged World: A Novel of the Hefn on Earth. [Signed copy]. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. First edition. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, very minor shelf wear, some very minor foxing to outer text block, still about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, near fine. Signed by author in black ink on first title page. In protective mylar.    Science fiction. Fantasy. Aliens. Hefn.        DP27016   $25.00

Niven, Larry & Steven Barnes.

The Barsoom Project. Signed copy . 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. Signed by Niven on title page. In protective mylar.     Fantasy. Science fiction. RPG.      DP25781   $65.00

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

Osler, William.

The Principles And Practice of Medicine... Birmingham: Classics of Medicine Library, 1978. [1892]. Full black leather with decorative gilt to covers and spine all edges gilt and bound with bookmark ribbon. A fine copy. Facsimile copy of scarce 1892 edition. Priced to go.     William Osler. Medicine. Science. Surgery.    

DP29618    $50.00

Myers, Gary.

The House of the Worm. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1975. First edition. Publishers cloth appears unread a fine copy. Illustrated dust jacket is fine.

A beautiful copy. An episodic novel with ten tales on authors insight into Cthulhu mythos.     DP28685    $45.00     Arkham House. Lovecraft. Horror.

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

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