Dark Parks Books & Collectibles

Tubb, E.C.

A Scatter of Stardust. London: Dennis Dobson, 1976. First hardcover edition. 8vo. 119p. Publishers cloth, title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Fine/fine. In protective mylar.       Science fiction. Fantasy.           DP25280   $30.00

Sands, K.R.   Illus Jon Lezinsky

Boy of Bone: Twelve Stories Inspired by the Mutter Museum. [Signed limited edition]. New York: Siman Media, 2012. Signed limited edition. Publishers laminated illustrated covers about near fine and as new. Signed by author and numbered 462 of 500 copies. Also comes with hard stock print of cover signed by artist Jon Lezinsky. Encased in faux leather clam shell type box. Very nice copy.      DP29108   $40.00       

Horror. Oddities. Mutter Museum.

Straub, Peter (ed).   [Campbell, Hill, King, Ligotti, et al].

Poes Children: The New Horror An Anthology. [Signed by Peter Straub]. New York: Doubleday, 2008. First edition. Publishers cloth over boards very minor bump to spine ends still a near fine and about as new copy. Illustrated jacket fine. Signed on the title page in black ink by Peter Straub.    Edgar Allan Poe. Peter Straub. Stephen King. Joe Hill. Horror. Horror books. Horror literature.     DP29641   $60.00

[Scream Factory].   Edited by Peter Enfantino, Robert Morrish & John Scoleri.

The Best of The Scream Factory. [Signed limited edition]. Baltimore: Cemetery Dance, 2018. First US edition. Large hardcover publishers cloth with gilt title to cover and spine like new and about fine with hundreds of b&w photos throughout. Illustrated dust jacket as new near fine in ew protective mylar. Signed by all three editors and numbered 330 of only 450 copies. Awesome book for the die hard horror genre fan. A Dark Parks favorite. Extra shipping may apply as this is a big book.     DP29106   $100.00           Horror. Horror genre. Scream Factory Magazine. Weird Tales. Pulps. Horror movies. Horror films. Hammer Horror. Horror books. Horror literature. Universal Monsters. Serial killers.

Saunders, Richard W.
High Points. Author Inscribed. Cambridge: University Press of Cambridge, December, 1923. 
​First edition. Hardcover. 78p. Publishers quarter calf over marbled boards, spine rubbed with some chipping, minor shelf wear at corners, text is clean and about near fine. Printed in red and black Humanistic type. Inscribed by author in old ink on first blank “To- Hildegarde & Julian, my good friends with sincere regards from Richard W, Saunders Jan 14, 1924”. We locate no available copies of this book for sale, or elsewhere at time of description. First edition. Limited # 71 of 100 copies printed. Very rare. We find little information on Saunders at time of description, we believe he is the same man that was comptroller for Famous-Players-Lasky Corporation (motion picture and distribution company, 1916-1933, that later became Paramount Pictures. Julian Johnson (inscription) was chief story editor for Fox studios in the 1920s and 1930s.     DP26605   $150.00         Private press. Typography. Philosophy. Essays. Poems. Poetry. Saint Augustine. Movie industry. Film industry. Famous Players-Lasky. Paramount Pictures.

Stout, Rex.

Death Of A Doxy. London: Collins, 1967. First UK edition. 192p. Publishers red cloth, title to spine, spine caps and corners minor bump, outer text block toned, bit of foxing to edges, small foxing spot to title, else excellent copy. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, few tiny clean tears at edges, some soiling, else about near fine considering. In protective mylar.   Crime. Detective. Mystery.     DP25916   $45.00

Taylor, G.P.

Shadowmancer. Signed Copy. London: Faber & Faber, 2003. First hardcover edition. Special edition. 308p. Publishers cloth title gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Signed by author on title page in black ink. Fine/Fine. In protective mylar. First hardcover edition and first Special Edition, with previously unpublished final chapter and forward by the author.     Magic. Witchcraft. Superstition. Occult. Horror. Fantasy. Young adult books.       DP25550   $50.00

Stableford, Brian.

The Hunger and Ecstacy of Vampires. [Signed Limited]. Shingleton: Mark V. Zeising Books, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers black cloth red gilt to cover and spine about fine and as new. Illustrated jacket about fine. Signed by author and numbered 93 of only 300 copies. Comes with slipcase. First edition. Signed limited edition. Numbered 93 of 300 copies.     Vampires. Horror. Horror books. Horror literature.     DP29595   $40.00

Stapledon, Olaf.

Last and First Men: A Short Story of the Near and Far Future. London: Methuen & Co.& Fountain Library, 1934. Hardcover. Fifth edition. Publishers green cloth with title to cover and spine minor fading some toning to text block still about near fine. An excellent copy. Rare dust jacket with some minor chipping at head of spine and a short clean tear at top of cover - now repaired. A nice copy of a scarce book. Fifth edition. An early science fiction classic.      Science fiction. Olaf Stapledon.     DP29490   $75.00

Tucker, Wilson.

The Long Loud Silence. New York: Rinehart & Co., 1952. BC edition. 8vo. 217p. Publishers cloth, title to spine, very minor chipping to top edge. Illustrated dust jacket, inner flap corners clipped. Overall, a nice copy. In protective mylar.     Science fiction. Apocalypse.        DP25225   $30.00

Ustinov, Peter.

The Old Man And Mr. Smith. New York: Arcade, 1990. First US edition. 261p. Publishers cloth over boards, very minor shelf wear to edges, tiny ding to top of text block, with little affect to few pages top edge denting, else near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. A scarce book. In protective mylar.    

Fantasy. God. Satan. Adventure.        DP25902   $40.00

Shiel, M.P.

Xelucha and Others. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers black cloth gilt title to spine appears unread near fine. Illustrated dust jacket near fine. An excellent copy. In new protective mylar. First edition. 4000 copes stated. 4283 copies actually printed.     Tymn: Horror Lit 3-226. Barron: Horror Lit 3-177.      Arkham House. Fantasy. Horror. Short stories. Weird fiction. Lovecraft. Horror books. Horror literature.     DP29492   $45.00

Spillane, Mickey.

Day of the Guns. New York: Dutton, 1964. First edition. 192p. Publishers orange cloth, very minor rubbing at edges and corners, still about near fine. Pictorial dust jacket with minor shelf wear, some light rubbing/cracking at edges, small clean tear at top of spine/front cover, still very good plus. In protective mylar.       Crime. Detective. Spy. Adventure.       DP25998   $25.00

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Teague, Robert L.

The Climate of Candor. A Novel of the 1970s. New York: Pageant Press, 1961. First edition. Rare. 198p. Publishers cloth, title to spine, very minor shelf wear, bit of rubbing at lower edge, a hint of a ding at top edge, else about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear to edges, cracking at head of spine with minor loss, little bit of loss at corners, still over all very good plus, and excellent condition for this very rare book. In protective mylar.

Science fiction. Prophecy. Apocalypse.       DP25797   $45.00

Steinbeck, John.
The Moon is Down. [True first edition]. New York: The Viking Press, 1942. 
Publishers blue cloth, blind stamped to cover and title to spine, minor bump to spine ends, inner margins of endpapers with light browning, “Annie Laurie Williams” film agent ink-stamp to bottom of first blank, else book is clean and crisp, about excellent. Illustrated dust jacket with some minor chipping/rubbing to corners, small piece lacking at bottom of spine (see pictures), inside flaps not clipped, 2.00 price present, overall very good plus and presents well in new protective mylar. A chance to own an original first edition of a classic Steinbeck at a very affordable price. First edition. True first edition with “First published in March 1942” and the period between talk and this - on page 112.

DP26623   $225.00

Spillane, Mickey.

The Day The Sea Rolled Back. New York: Windmill, 1979. First edition. 138p. Publishers orange cloth, title to spine, spine ends slightly bumped, else a fine unread copy. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor rubbing at front corner and top of spine, inside front flap with tiny nick/crease at edge, near fine. In protective mylar. Not price-clipped (uncommon).    Mystery. Pirates. Adventure.      DP25924   $45.00

Simmons, Dan.

Children of the Night. [Deluxe Signed Limited Edition # 24 of 200]. Northridge: Lord John Press, 1992. First edition. Publishers black leather over moon decorated cloth boards about fine and as new. Signed in red ink by Simmons at front and numbered 24 of only 200 copies in the back. Comes with black cloth slipcase. A Dark Parks favorite. First edition. Deluxe signed limited edition numbered 24 of only 200. Simmons fantastic tale on classic vampirism and modern science. One of his best novels for sure.     Horror. Horror books. Horror literature. Dan Simmons. Vampires.     DP29594   $150.00

Schreiner, Olive.

So Here There Are Dreams. East Aurora: Elbert Hubbard, 1901. First edition. Hardcover. Original suede over paper cover with title in gilt to spine. Top edges gilt. Very minor wear at bottom corners. Elaborate printing with large initials and full page border cuts from the Roycroft Press. Illustrations borders and ornaments by Saint Gerome. Black and maroon text. A nice clean copy scarce in this good of condition. Priced to go. With Mezotint portrait frontispiece of Elbert Hubbard not found in any other copy we find listed. So Here Then Are Dreams is a collection of poetic short stories that deal with the fundamental issues of life such as freedom, justice, and love. Olive Shreiner (1855-1920) South African author, suffragist, and political activist. She is best known for her novel The Story of an African Farm (1883).           Printing. Private Press. Typography. Roycroft Press. Elbert Hubbard. South Africa. Female poets. Female writers. Feminist. Feminism. Suffragist.         DP29626   $100.00

Stone, Oliver.

A Child’s Night Dream. Advanced Uncorrected Proofs. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. First Edition. Advanced Reader's Copy. 8vo. Softcover. 237p. Publishers paper wraps. Fine. With letter from the publishers. Advanced reader’s copy, uncorrected, with some corrections tipped in. Fine condition. Oliver Stone’s first novel, a semi-autobiography of his youth.       Biography. Film. Sex. Violence. Vietnam. Thriller. Suspense.          DP25117   $30.00

Straub, Peter.

Magic Terror. New York: Randon House, 2000. Signed by author. 8vo. 335p. Publishers quarter cloth, title gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket, in protective mylar. Fine/Fine. Signed on title page by author. Seven short stories of magic and terror.    Horror. Magic. Supernatural. Thriller. Autograph.

DP25120   $35.00