Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
Taltos. Lives of the Mayfair Witches. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First edition. Signed. 8vo.Publishers cloth with gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Signed by author on first blank. Fine/Fine. In protective mylar. Horror. Thriller. Witches. Occult. Romance. Gothic. DP25422 $75.00
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
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
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.
Queen of the Damned. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First edition. Signed. 8vo. Publishers white cloth, title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Signed by author on first blank. Fine/Fine. A beautiful copy. In protective mylar. The third book of The Vampire Chronicles. Horror. Vampires. Gothic. Romance. Thriller. Dracula. Monsters. Lestat. DP25426 $125.00
Price, Lita & Harriet Bonnet.
How to Manage Without a Maid. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers blue cloth, minor shelf wear bit if bump to spine ends and corners, endpapers with some light darkening, edges toned, else a clean and crisp copy. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear to edges, spine soiled, some chipping at top edges, inside flap corners with minor clip, but price still intact, overall better than very good and a very nice copy of a scarce book. In new protective mylar. First edition, stated. At time of description we locate only two copies for sale and only one with a jacket, which is described as poor condition. DP26629 $125.00 Women. Domesticity. Etiquette. Housekeeping. Housewife.
The Anubis Gates. London: Chatto & Windus, 1985. First edition. Signed by author. Authors first hardcover. 8vo. 387p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Fine/fine. Signed by author, upside down, as per his norm, on the title page. A beautiful copy. In protective mylar. Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award for Best Novel. One of the founding novels of the steampunk genre. This first hardcover edition was a limited print and reportedly only about 800 copies were produced. Barron Fantasy: 4A-207, Fantasy & Horror: 7-302. Jones/Newman Horror 100: 88. Fantasy. Science fiction. Steampunk. Mystery. Time travel. DP25291 $250.00
Pottenger, Francis Marion.
The Fight Against Tuberculosis. Inscribed by Author. New York: Henry Schuman, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth, title to spine, minor shelf wear to edges, some light soiling spots to boards, text is clean and crisp, overall excellent. Author ink inscription to first blank "To Hildegarde and Julian Johnson - good friends of my good friend - F.M. Pottenger". Pictorial dust jacket, minor shelf wear to edges, minor chipping at very outer edges, bit more at top back cover, clean tear at back spine edge, minor repair, no affect, a better than very good jacket with only minor wear over the years, presents excellent in new protective mylar. Scarce book. At time of description we locate only two copies for sale, one with no jacket and one with a poor jacket. First edition. Pottenger, Sr. (1869-1961), doctor and humanitarian, founder of the Pottenger Sanitarium in Monrovia, California, a hospital that specialized in tuberculosis, the disease that took his wife in 1898 after a three year battle. Pottenger took up the study of tuberculosis as his lifeís work and eventually became the leading lung specialist in California and a world leader and pioneer in the fight against tuberculosis. Julian Johnson (inscription) was the chief story editor for Fox Studios in the 1920s-1930s. DP26630 $100.00 Tuberculosis. Medicine. Science. Medical. Disease. Consumption.
An Epitaph in Rust. Cambridge: NESFA, 1989. First edition.Limited 498/1000. 8vo. 226p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. Science fiction. Fantasy. DP25230 $40.00
Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer... [Signed copy]. New York: Free Press, 2004. First edition. Publishers cloth over boards, title to spine, minor shelf wear, bit of rubbing, no affect, spine caps bumped, still excellent. Signed and dated 10/16/04 by author on title page in blue ink. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, still about near fine, in new protective mylar. At time of description we locate no other signed copies for sale without a personal inscription, thus making ours quite rare and desirable. Ann Rule (1931-2015), regarded by many as the foremost true crime writer in America, and the author responsible for the genre as it exists today [- Fantastic Fiction]. Best known for her book The Stranger Beside Me (1980) on serial killer Ten Bundy, with whom Rule worked with and considered a friend. Green River Killer, Gary Leon Ridgway (b1949), American serial killer, convicted of 49 murders and believed to have killed more than 90 young girls and women. Crime. True crime. Green River. Green River Killer. Serial killer. Murder. Mystery. DP26948 $45.00
Vittorio, The Vampire. Signed Copy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. First trade edition. 292p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, spine slightly cocked, near fine with bold signature by author in black felt tip on fist blank. Illustrated dust jacket, about fine. A beautiful signed copy. In protective mylar.
Vampires. Gothic. Romance. Horror. DP25760 $50.00
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.
Interview With The Vampire. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First edition. Signed. 8vo. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, fine condition. Gold foil dust jacket, minor scuff and shelf wear, top corner inside flap, with small flat crease, overall near fine. Signed by author on first blank. A rare example of a near fine signed copy of the first edition. Most copies in poor condition due to the easily faulted gold foil jacket. An excellent copy at a most affordable price. In protective mylar. The authors first book and the first book of the Vampire Chronicles. The release of Interview With The Vampire in 1976 changed the genre of vampire fiction forever. Rather than monsters of evil, she created individual personalities with morals and sensitivity, all the while still killers with a thirst for blood. Rice revised and created entirely new generations of gothic romance, which are still strong today in literature and film. Barron: Horror Literature 4-250. Horror. Vampires. Gothic. Romance. Thriller. Occult. Dracula. DP25424 $800.00
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
Rolland, Romain. William A. Drake, trans.
The Revolt of the Machines or Invention Run Wild. A Motion Picture Fantasy. Ithaca: Dragon Press, 1932. First English edition. Hardcover. 57p. Publishers black cloth, with unusually clean paper labels to cover and spine, some minor rubbing in white to top edge, else about near fine and a beautiful copy. With original glassine dust jacket and the much more rare illustrated dust jacket, other than minor shelf wear and a very small hole to back cover at spine, the jacket is still about near fine. In protective mylar. This is a beautiful copy of a rare book. Fully illustrated with miniature woodcuts by Frans Masereel. First English translation. Limited edition of 500 copies printed. Rare. Rolland (1866-1944), French dramatist, novelist, mystic, art and music historian, and Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1915 (for his epic multi-volume work Jean-Christophe). Rolland was also known for being a good friend of Sigmund Freud and an influence on his work. “In June 1921, Masereel launched the idea of making a movie on film. Enthusiastic, Rolland delivers in July a satire staging the psychology of the masses and the Freudian self struggling with the Fordian nightmare of the workforce in the era of its technical reproducibility. For this machinist symphony entitled The Machine Revolt or Unbridled Thought, the engineer Masereel - like the demiurge Master of the Machines - begins to invent a whole people of creatures with the heart of steel and the feet of clay. Masereel takes care of the layout of the text and its xylograms without delay... Rolland, who has paid for the print out of his pocket, does not want to sound the Rebellion before his film adaption crosses the atlantic. The Revolt of the machines will not contaminate the projection rooms. Refusing the release of the edition, Rolland will however agree to a publication of the scenario illustrated in the magazine Vanity Fair in 1923, and the publisher The Dragon Press in 1932.” [- article by Anthony Burlaud, published in Le Monde diplomatique in June, 2015 on the book Liluli suive de La Revolt Des Machines, 2015].
DP26601 $200.00 Drama. Film. Movie. Illustrated. Fantasy. Science fiction. Freud. Philosophy.
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
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
The Mummy or Ramses the Damned. London: Chatto & Windus, 1989. Very rare first hardcover edition. 8vo. 436p. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine, with very minor dusting to outer edge of text block, no affect, else fine. Pictorial dust jacket in protective mylar, fine. A beautiful copy of a very rare book. First hardcover edition. First British edition. A rare Anne Rice collectible, the first hardcover edition was published in the UK and not many copies are found. Horror. Mummy. Ramses. Monsters. Erotica. Archaeology. Vampires. Romance. Egypt. DP25132 $150.00
Lasher. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First Edition. Signed by author. 8vo. 578p. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine. Spine top, minor bumping. Illustrated dust jacket fine. Signed by Rice on bookplate “St. Elizabeth’s - New Orleans. Property of the Rice Family”, adhered to half title page. Near fine/Fine. In protective mylar. The second novel in the Mayfair Witches series. Horror. Witches. Occult. Autograph. Vampires. Monsters. Film.
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.
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
Eragon. Hardcover First Edition. Signed by author. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 8vo. 509p. Hardcover, publishers cloth with gilt title to spine, illustrated dust jacket. Signed in black ink at top of title page. Tiny crease at back top corner, minor shelf wear. Fine/Near fine. First book in the epic Inheritance series, written by a teenage Paolini. Basis for the 2006 film of the same name. At age 15, Paolini graduated high school and began writing what would become Eragon. In 2002, he published the book on his own with help from his parents and within a year the book was an international success. Paolini is also an artist and illustrator of the book. Other books in the series include Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance.
Fantasy. Dragons. Paolini. Mythical. Fairy tales. Inheritance series. Eragon. DP25030 $150.00
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Signed by author, with original sketch. New York: Ballantine Books, 2008. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. , 330, p. Publishers cloth, title to spine. Pictorial dust jacket in protective mylar. Signed by author on title page with sketch of skull. Fine copy.Based on the screenplay by George Lucas. Adventure. Indiana Jones. Science Fiction. Fantasy. Aliens DP25025 $50.00
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
The Feast of All Saints. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. First Edition. 8vo. 271p. Tan and red cover, gilt to front and spine. Pictorial dust jacket. A near fine copy with no flaws. Author’s second book, about the free people of color in New Orleans before the Civil War.
New Orleans. Slavery. Free slaves. African Americans. Horror. Thriller. Mystery. DP25001 $90.00
Penell, Elizabeth Robins.
Charles Godfrey Leland: A Biography. Boston & NY: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., printed at Riverside Press, 1906. First edition. 8vo. 2 vols. ix, , 420, , 471, p. 1/2 brown morocco over marbled boards, banded spine, gilt title, t.e.g.,marbled endpapers, some light rubbing, a very nice copy. Charles Leland (1824-1903), American humorist and folklorist. Well known scholar of folklore and paganism. Journalist and author of Aradia, the Gospel of the Witches (1899). President of the English Gypsy-Lore Society. Occult. Gypsy. Folklore. Anthropology.