Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

Red, Eric.

The Guns of Santa Sangre. [Signed limited edition]. First edition. First hardcover edition. Birmingham: Short Scary Tales, 2017. Hardcover. Publishers cloth gilt title to spine about as new near fine. Signed and inscribed ‘A Wolf Goes For The Throat’ by author numbered 69 of only 150 copies printed. Illustrated dust jacket near fine in new protective mylar. Scarce book.      DP29104   $50.00       Werewolf. Werewolves. Western. Horror. Horror books. Horror literature.

Red, Eric.

The Wolves of El Diablo. [Signed Limited edition]. Birmingham: Short Scary Tales, 2017. First edition. Publishers cloth gilt title to spine about as new near fine. Signed and inscribed ‘Good Deeds Can Be A Bad Habit’ by author numbered 58 of only 150 copies printed. Illustrated dust jacket near fine in new protective mylar. Scarce book.     DP29105   $50.00     Werewolf. Werewolves. Western. Horror. Horror books. Horror literature.

Ross, Malcolm.

The Man Who Lived Backwards. New York: Farra, Strauss, & Co., 1950. First edition. 461p. Publishers red cloth, title to spine, very minor shelf wear at edges & corners, spine caps slightly bumped, last few pages with tiny flat crease at top corner, still an excellent copy. Illustrated dust jacket, minor wear to edges and corners with some rubbing and minor chipping, minor loss at top of back cover. Still a  very good copy of a very rare book. At time of description we only locate one other copy for sale. In protective mylar.    Fiction. Science fiction. Fantasy. Time travel.        DP26039   $40.00

Pratt, Fletcher.

Double in Space. Two Novels. New York: Doubleday, 1951. First edition. 8vo. Publishers grain cloth, title gilt to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket with minor wear to top edge, faint dampstain at top hinge, inside flap edges trimmed (price still remains), better than very good (see photos). In protective mylar. Includes two novels, Project Excelsior and The Wanderer’s Return.      Science fiction. Exploration.         DP25290   $40.00

Resnick, Michael.

Goddess of Ganymede. West Kingston: Donal M. Grant, 1967. First edition. Only 750 copies printed. 8vo. 246p. Publishers blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket, with some light rubbing on cover, no real affect (see pictures). A fine copy in very good plus/near fine jacket.     

Fantasy. Science fiction. Edgar Rice Burroughs.         DP25215   $50.00

Reed, Joseph Verner.
The Curtain Falls. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1935. 
​First edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth, minor shelf wear, light dampstain to lower edge, no affect to text, paper label title to spine, overall inside clean and crisp, fully illustrated with b&w photos. Pictorial dust jacket, minor wear to edges, few small clean tears at top edge, inside flap corners with small clip, price still intact, overall still presents better than very good, in new protective mylar. Scarce book. First edition, stated.    DP26626   $75.00     Theatre. Theater. Broadway. Plays. Drama. Memoirs. Biography. Stage.  

Rice, Anne. Writing as A.N. Roquelaure.

The Erotic Adventures of Sleeping Beauty. Rare 3 vol. set. First collected edition. Publishers laminated hardcovers very minor shelf wear. A few pages in the set have very small dog-eared corners that are now flattened and have no affect to the content. This is the rare hardcover set which was a book club edition exclusive by Plume and a short print. At time of description we locate only one other set at a much higher price. Anne Rice wrote The Sleeping Beauty trilogy in 1983-1985 under the pseudonym of A.N. Roquelaure. They are considered erotic BDSM novels set in a medieval fantasy world loosely based on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The novels describe explicit sexual adventures of the female protagonist Beauty. Rice considered the trilogy as her own political statement in favor of womens rights opposing many women in the 1980s that denounced pornography as a violation of womens rights. In the mid 1990s Rice revealed her true identity as A.N. Roquelaure and this trilogy was published. In 2015 Rice released a fourth novel called Beautys Kingdom.

Russell, Eric Frank.

Deep Space. Reading: Fantasy Press, 1954. First edition. 8vo. 249p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. A fine copy, in about fine jacket. Novella and eight short stories.       Science fiction. Fantasy. Space. Mythology.          DP25186   $100.00

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan.
Cross Creek. New York: Charles Scribners’ Sons, 1942. 
​First book edition. Hardcover. 368p. Publishers green cloth, silver gilt to cover and spine, very minor shelf wear, text clean and crisp, just about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket with minor edge wear at top and corners, few tiny worm tracks, no real affect, overall still excellent, not price-clipped. Overall an excellent copy of a scarce true first edition in a great jacket, which is scarce. In new protective mylar. First book edition. “A” on copyright page, no Scribner’s seal, and no yellow top edge, all points to true first edition. 2.50 price on front flap. Rawlings (1896-1953), American author best known for The Yearling, which won her a Pulitzer Prize of fiction in 1939.    DP26610   $45.00

Florida. Adventure. Biography. Farming. Humor.  

Pullman, Philip.

The Golden Compass. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First edition, stated. First US edition. 8vo. 399p. Publishers quarter cloth, title in gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. Book one of His Dark Materials series.       Fantasy. Childrens.          DP25232   $50.00

Quinn, Seabury.

Roads. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1948. First edition. Publishers black cloth gilt title to spine about near fine an excellent copy with illustrations by Virgil Finlay. Illustrated dust jacket with very minor rubbing to edges still presents about near fine in new protective mylar. 2137 copies printed. The first book to be illustrated in Arkham House limited series. Weird fiction novella expanded on a 1938 issue of Weird Tales.     Tymn Horror Lit: 4-192. Barron Fantasy Lit: 3-309.

DP29367   $150.00

Pratt, Fletcher.

Double Jeopardy. Garden City" Doubleday, 1952. First edition. 8vo. 214p. Publishers cloth, title to spine, spine slightly cocked, p29 and blanks with minor dampstain to outer margin, else near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, minor wear to edges, flat crease on back cover, inner flaps with corners barely clipped (price still remains), very good plus. In protective mylar.     Science fiction. Adventure. Science. Crime.          DP25254   $25.00

Rice, Anne.

Violin. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First Edition. Advanced Reader's Copy. 8vo. 289p. Publishers illustrated paper wraps. A near fine copy. 

Horror. Ghosts. Apparitions. Occult. Vampires. Romance.          DP25150   $35.00

Raisor, Gary. [Editor].    Dean R. Koontz, F. Paul Wilson, Dan Simmons, Charles L Grant, et al.

Obsessions. Arlington Heights: Dark Harvest, 1991. First Edition. Signed by all contributors. 8vo. 317p. Publishers cloth gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Fine/Fine. With publishers slipcase. Signed by all 32 contributors on four tipped in signature pages. In protective mylar. Illustrated by Rodger Gerberding. Limited edition, numbered 22 of 500 copies printed and signed by all contributors. 30 stories that probe the dark recesses of the human soul, thirty obsessions...       Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Fantasy. Science fiction. Murder. Supernatural. Anthology. Short stories.

DP25086   $100.00

Rice, Anne.

The Queen Of The Damned. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First Edition. 8vo. 448p. Publishers quarter cloth, white, with title in gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Minor dusting to top edge of text block, no affect, near fine with a fine jacket. The third book in the Vampire Chronicles of Anne Rice.       Horror. Vampires. Dracula. Monsters. New Orleans. Romance. Film.          DP25090   $50.00

Podmore, Frank.

The Newer Spiritualism. New York: Henry Holt, 1911. First US Edition. 8vo. 320p. Publisher's gilt cloth, old owner's name of front paste-down, t.e.g., minor edge wear on spine ends. Podmore (1856-1910) "Podmore's interest in psychical research began when he was a student at Oxford...With the exposure as frauds of several famous mediums in whom he had believed, however, his attitude rapidly changed to one of extreme skepticism, and remained thus until shortly before his death. His contributions to psychical research were of the highest value."[-Biog. Dict. of Parapsychology].         NSTC 0606043 (UK ed).     Occult. Spirits. Palladino. Ghosts. Spiritualism.        DP20059   $75.00