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
The Great Beast: The Life & Magick of Aleister Crowley. London: Macdonald, 1971. First edition. Publishers black cloth gilt title to spine about near fine with photograph frontispiece of young Crowley. Gold foil dust jacket near fine. Rare in this condition and priced to go. In protective mylar. First edition.
Aleister Crowley. Occult. Magick. Black magic. Witchcraft. Golden Dawn. Biography. DP29844 $100.00
[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.
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
The Beast 666: The Life of Aleister Crowley. London: Pindar Press, 1997. As new hardcover. As new dust jacket. Inscribed by author “Frank Krown - John Symonds”. Excellent copy priced far below others and in better condition. Priced to go. Scarce. Aleister Crowley. Occult. Magic. Magick. Golden Dawn. Black magic. Sex magic. Devil. Satanism. DP29852 $50.00
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
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
Tarbell, Ida M.
The Life of Abraham Lincoln. Drawn From theOriginal Sources and Containing Many Speeches Letters and Telegrams Hitherto Unpublished and Illustrated With Many Reproductions From Original Paintings Photographs Etc. [in 4 vols]. New York: Lincoln Historical Society, 1909. 4 vols. Four volumes. Modern green cloth over boards floral gilt decoration to spine in titles in gilt. Top edges gilt. Beautiful endpapers in green with gold stars. Each volume with frontispiece and tissue guard. Fully illustrated with numerous full-page plates. Priced to go. Extra shipping costs may apply due to weight. Abraham Lincoln. United States presidents. American history. Americana. Illustrated. History. Fine binding. DP29682 $150.00
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
Simon, editor and intro. [Lovecraft].
The Necronomicon. New York: Schlangerkraft Inc., 1977. First edition. Dedication to Aleister Crowley. Publishers black leather over boards silver decorative gilt to cover and spine very minor shelf wear and minor foxing to text block with no affect,else still about near fine. Illustrated with various sigils. Scarce first edition. No jacket as issued. The Simon Necronomicon is a grimoire written by an unknown author with an introduction by a man identified as only “Simon. Materials presented in the book are a blend of ancient Middle Eastern elements with allusions of the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and Aleister Crowley woven together with a story about a man known as the Mad Arab [Abdul Alhazred according to Lovecraft]. In the introduction Simon claims the work is a genuine collection of magical rituals and warns the use of the Necronomicon may unleash dangerous forces. Much of the book is a collection of magic rituals and conjurations, many incantations and seals are described. Most are intended to ward off evil or to invoke the Elder Gods. Some of them are curses to be used against enemies. For some rituals human sacrifice should be offered. [See Wiki for more, as well as Lovecraft lore and history]. Though unstated only 1300 copies of the first trade edition were printed and in spite of all its controversy the first edition sold out before it was even published. This edition states a dedication to the one hundredth anniversary of Aleister Crowley’s birth. Necronomicon. Grimoire. Lovecraft. Aleister Crowley. Occult. Witchcraft. Spells. Rituals. Magic. Magick. Ceremonial magic. Ritual magic. Black magic. Cthulhu. Incantations. Horror. Fantasy. Conjuring. Sigils. Symbolism.
The Witches: Salem 1692. [Signed copy]. New York: Little Brown Co., 2015. First edition. Publishers cloth over boards near fine and about as new. Signed by author on first blank in black ink pen. Illustrated dust jacket near fine and about as new with Signed Copy sticker on front. In new protective mylar. Priced to go. Witchcraft. Witches. Occult. Salem witches. Salem witch trials. DP29777 $35.00
Black Hills. [Signed Copy]. Burton: Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition. Signed Limited edition. Publishers black cloth red gilt title to spine minor bump to spine still about fine and appears unread. Illustrated dust jacket about fine and in new protective mylar. Horror. Horror books. Horror literature. DP29668 $50.00
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
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
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