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.  

Pare, Ambroise.

The Apologie and Treatise of Ambroise Pare. Birmingham" Classics of Medicine Library, 1984. Hardcover. Full gilt decorated leather gold on black all edges gilt bookmark ribbon bound in. A fine copy. Facsimile of the London 1951 Falcon edition. Priced to go. A beautiful copy.     Ambroise Pare. Medicine. Surgery. Science.     DP29617   $35.00

Remy, Nicholas.    E.A. Ashwin, trans. Montague Summers, intro.

Demonolatry. [In scarce dust jacket]. London: John Rodker, 1930. First Endition in English. Limited edition. xliii, 188p. Publishers cloth with orange pseudo vellum backing title in gilt to spine. Leaf edges uncut so some minor browning to outer margins overall an excellent clean copy. With scarce dust jacket browned [as usual when found] very minor edge wear overall very good to excellent and presents well in new protective mylar. First edition in English of Remys 1595 Daemonoloatreiae Libri Tres. A scarce copy with original dust jacket. In the rare occasion a jacket is found it is most often in poor condition and all copies we have researched are browned. Remy (1530-1612) French demonologist, studied law at the University of Toulouse, where Jean Bodin taught. He worked as a lawyer in Paris and in 1570 took over his uncle's position as Lieutenant General of Vosages. In 1575 he became the Privy Councilor to Duke Charles III of Lorraine, and in 1584 Seigneur de Rosières-en Blois et du Breuil. In 1591 he became the Attorney General of Lorraine, "...in which position he was able to influence and override local magistrates too lenient with witches, keeping up his hatred of witches to the last... Remy's claims as an expert were emphasized by the title page wherein he boasted he had condemned 900 witches in fifteen years...Remy to some extant replaced the Malleus Maleficarum as the final authority on witch hunting," [-Robbins.] The book was written while he was in the country having left Nancy because of the plague and is composed in three sections: a study of Satanism; an account of the activities of witches, stressing their sex lives; and examples and practical conclusions. "No historical record could be more valuable, no record could be more interesting than this graphic account compiled from first-hand knowledge.." [-Montague Summers from the introduction to his translation.] Early numbered edition of this highly sought after witchcraft work. Rare with its original dust jacket and in this good of condition. From John Rodkers [publisher] Church and Witchcraft series this being Volume IV which stands alone by itself. The series was five stand alone books in total all of them on witchcraft. The Malleus Maleficarum. An Examen of Witches. Demonolatry. Compendium Maleficarum. The Discoverie of Witchcraft. Montague Summers wrote the introduction and notes to all five works. All of them were limited numbered editions of 1275 copies.      Daemonoloatreiae Libri Tres.Witchcraft. Demonology. Occult. Witches. Witch trials. Witch hunting.Demonolatry. Malleus Maleficarum. Law. Religion. Theology.     DP30160   $450.00

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

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