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.

[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

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

Sturgeon, Theodore.

The Dreaming Jewels. New York: Greenberg, 1950. First edition. Authors first novel. 8vo. 217p. Publishers cloth, title to spine, slightly sunned at top edge, and very minor foxing to text block edge, else fine. Illustrated dust jacket, extremities slightly rubbed and spine faded, as usual for this book, else near fine. Overall, a nice copy. In protective mylar.        Science fiction. Fantasy.        DP25222   $75.00

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

Straub, Peter.

Koko. Signed copy. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1988. First edition. 562p. Publishers cloth over boards, gilt title to spine, some minor shelf wear and rubbing to edges, near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, fine. Overall, a near fine copy. Signed by author in blue ink on first half-title. In protective mylar. 1989 World Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel.      Horror. Thriller. Suspense. Mystery.        DP25599   $30.00

Senn, Bryan.

Golden Horrors: An Illustrated Critical Filmography of Terror Cinema, 1931-1939. Jefferson: McFarland, 1996. First edition. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine and cover, tiny bit of shelf wear, else in fine condition. No dust jacket, as issued. A fantastic and in depth filmography of horror films from 1931-1939 including of course the original Universal Monster films, as well as some more obscure films.    Horror. Horror films. Movies. Film. Universal Monsters.      DP26378

Stephens, Reed (pseudo Stephen R. Donaldson).

The Man Who Risked His Partner. New York: Ballantine, 1984. First hardcover edition. First US edition. 282p. Publishers black cloth, title gilt to spine, very minor shelf wear to edges and spine ends, a hint of finger soiling at outer text block, near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, tiny nick at bottom cover edge at spine, else about fine. Very nice copy of a scarce book. In protective mylar.    Mystery. Crime. Suspense.      DP25895   $35.00

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

Theroux, Paul.

Sailing Through China. Signed Limited Edition. London: Michael Russell, 1983. First edition. 64p. Publishers blue cloth, illustrated lable on cover, title in gilt, about fine. Signed by author and illustrator on limitation leaf at front. In protective mylar.    China. Travel. Adventure.      DP25957   $50.00

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