Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
Gods Man: A Novel in Woodcuts. New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1930. Fourth Printing, March 1930. Publishers Illustrated boards over cloth, spine leaning, binding still tight, edges rubbed, as usual, some staining to lower part of spine, contents clean, fully illustrated. Ink gift inscription dated 1930 to first blank. Beautiful woodcuts. Gods man is a wordless novel by American artist Lynd Ward (1905-1985). A Faustian story of an artist who signs away his soul for a magic paint brush. It was the first American wordless novel. Artwork. Engravings. Woodcuts. Graphic novel. Faust. Magic. Fantasy. Occult
Waite, Arthur Edward.
The Occult Sciences: A Compendium Of Transcendental Doctrine And Experiment. Embracing An Account of Magical Practices; Of secret Sciences in Connection With Magic; Of the Professors of Magical Arts; And of Modern Spiritualism, Mesmerism and Theosophy. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner: . Second impression. viii, 292p. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title to spine, very minor shelf wear, minor rubbing at spine caps and edges, about near fine. Text clean, large outer margins, uncut edges rough, else near fine. Overall an excellent copy of scarce edition. A.E. Waite (1857-1942) American born writer on occult subjects, member of the Theosophical Society, Rosicruciana in Anglia and longtime member of the Order of the Golden Dawn, before leaving to form his own Fellowship of the Rosy Cross. "it cannot be claimed for Waite that he was a major figure in English literature, but he was a Triton among the minnows of his own occult pool and he was an undoubted influence upon Arthur Machen, Evelyn Underhill and Charles Williams, as well as upon every occultist and soi-disant mystic who has come after him." [-Gilbert p14ff]. Occult. Mysticism. Magic. Occult science. Secrets. Necromancy. White Magic. Black Magic. Hermeticism. Esoterica. Spiritualism. Theosophy. Mesmerism. Angels. Alchemy. Talismans. Divination. Astrology. Kabbalah. Roscrucians. Freemasonry. DP27660 $325.00
I Thought of Daisy. London: W.H. Allen, . First UK edition. 268p. Publishers orange cloth, slight lean to spine, else near fine. Dust jacket with very minor shelf wear, spine slightly sunned, bit of rubbing at caps, price-clipped, else near fine in protective mylar. Romance. Art. Greenwich Village.
Evil In A Mask. London: Hutchinson, 1969. First edition. 8vo. 511p. Publishers grain cloth, title in gilt to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear to edges, some scuff and minor nicks to head and tail of spine, else very good to near fine. A nice copy. In protective mylar. Adventure. Mystery. Crime. Thriller. DP25300 $30.00
Young, Francis Brett.
My Brother Jonathan. London: Heinemann, 1928. First edition. Scarce. 595p. Publishers blue cloth, title gilt to spine, minor shelf wear to edges and corners, spine caps slight bump, tiny tear at top of spine, some cocking, outer edges with some minor foxing, first blank with browning ghost (perhaps, a book-marker), else still a very nice copy. Illustrated dust jacket (very rare) with some soiling and small stain to lower front cover (see picture), minor rubbing at corners and creasing to spine, still excellent. Scarce edition, more so with jacket. In protective mylar. Fiction. Doctors. Medicine. DP25910 $50.00
Waite, Arthur Edward.
The Hermetic Museum: Containing Twenty-Two Most Celebrated Chemical Tracts. [Complete in one volume]. York Beach: Weiser, 1990. First edition in one volume. Limited edition. Publishers green cloth, gilt title to spine, just about fine and as new. Illustrated dust jacket, very minor shelf wear, bit of rubbing at top edge front cover, still near fine, in new protective mylar. Occult. Hermetics. Hermeticism. Esoterica. Alchemy. Chemistry. Secrets. Mysticism. DP20337 $100.00
Young, Agnes Brooks.
Recurring Cycles of Fashion 1760-1937. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. Publishers cloth, gilt title to cover and spine, minor toning to inner margin of endpapers, and a small bookseller stamp “Stanley Rose Bookshop” at inside back board, else the copy is near fine, clean and crisp. Illustrated dust jacket with very minor soiling, some minor edge wear and a tiny bit of chipping, inside flaps with just the outer corners clipped, price of 3.00 still intact. Overall a beautiful copy of a scarce book. At time of description we locate only one other first edition copy available for sale. Fully illustrated in b&w. First edition, stated. Rare. DP26612 $150.00 Fashion. Women. Costumes. Dress.
Waite, Arthur Edward.
The Turba Philosophorum or Assembly of the Sages. Called Also the Book of Truth in the Art and Third Pythagorical Synod... New York: Weiser, 1970. Reprint of original 1896 edition. 211p. Publishers cloth, gilt to cover and spine, about near fine less small booksellers sticker to inside front board at bottom. Dust jacket, small clean tear at top edge of cover, no affect, price-clipped inside flap, bookseller sticker at bottom of back, else excellent and still about near fine, in new protective mylar. Alchemy. Occult. Philosophy. Hermeticism. Esoterica. Secrets. DP20318 $65.00
Van Sickle, Dirck.
Montana Gothic. New York/London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. 244p. Publishers cloth, gilt title to spine, spine slightly cocked, minor foxing to outer text block, no affect to pages, inside boards with scuffing from previous glued-down mylar, and last page with possible library plate removed. Illustrated dust jacket, minor shelf wear, still about near fine. In new protective mylar. A very rare book. At time of description we locate no other first edition hardcover copies anywhere for sale. Though this particular book has many reviews and is considered a rare gem in modern gothic and horror genres, we locate no other novels by the author. We do find a article in The Ecological Citizen journal from 1971 by the same name. Horror. Suspense. Romance. Western. Gothic. Mortician. Necrophiliac. DP26400 $50.00
Waite, Arthur Edward.
The Secret Tradition in Alchemy: Its Development and Records. New York: Weiser, 1969. Second impression. xxii, 415p. Publishers purple cloth, silver gilt title to spine, minor color scratch/rubbing to top of spine, bottom corners with minor bump, spine with very slight lean, text clean and crisp, overall still an excellent copy. No jacket. Alchemy. Occult. Hermeticism. Esoterica. Mysticism. Philosophy. Kabalah. DP20278 $75.00
Tailchasers Song. New York: Daw, 1985. First edition. 8vo. 333p. Publishers quarter cloth, white over blue, title gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. Authors first novel. Fritti Tailchaser is on a quest to find his best friend and battles evil along the way. Fantasy. Cats. Children's books. Adventure. DP25240 $30.00
The Palace of Love. London: Dennis Dobson, 1968. First hardcover edition. First British edition. 8vo. 189p. Publishers cloth, title to spine, fine. Illustrated dust jacket with just a hint of shelf wear to outer edges, near fine. Fine/near fine. In protective mylar. Third novel in the Demon Princes series.
L.W. Curry: 499. Science fiction. Fantasy. DP25255 $50.00
Van Wyck, Frederick.
Recollections Of An Old New Yorker. New York: Liveright, 1933. Hardcover. 421p. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to cover and spine, some toning to edge of text block, no affect, tiny bookseller stamp to bottom of inside back board ìMoss & Kaminî, else a near fine copy. Illustrated dust jacket, some soiling, minor edge wear, tiny bit of chipping to edges, clean tear where spine and back cover meet, no affect, else the jacket is about near fine, in new protective cover. Very rare with jacket, at time of description we locate no other copies with a jacket for sale. An excellent copy. Fully illustrated by Matilda Browne. Second printing, stated. DP26618 $150.00 New York. History. New York history. Americana. Civil War. Biography. Adventure. Illustrated.
The Moon Moth And Other Stories. London: Dennis Dobson, 1975. Scarce. First hardcover edition. First UK edition. 8vo. 125p. Publishers black cloth, silver gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. A fine copy, in a fine jacket. L.W. Curry: 499. Science fiction. Fantasy. DP25179 $50.00
The Master. London: Jonathan Capes, 1957. First edition. 8vo. 256p. Publishers blue boards with title to cover and spine. Illustrated dust jacket, inside flap corners clipped, small clean tear at bottom cover, else a near fine copy. In protective mylar. Fantasy. Science fiction. Magic. Children’s books. Adventure.
von Vogt, A.E.
Masters of Time. Reading: Fantasy Press, 1950. Signed Limited Edition. First edition. 8vo. 227p. Publishers red cloth, title to spine. Lacks dust jacket. Spine slightly faded and cocked. Minor wear to bottom edge of first board, overall an excellent copy limited to only 400, this being numbered 317, signed “Friendliest wishes”. Includes two stories, Masters of Time and Changeling. Fantasy. Science fiction. Time travel. DP25182 $75.00
Wright, Austin Tappan.
Islandia. New York: Rinehart & Co., 1958. Second edition. 1018p. Publishers illustrated white boards, very minor rubbing at edges and corners, tiny bit of faint foxing, top of inner back hinge with tiny crack, half-title with trace of pencil note at top, text block toned, still about near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, slightly faded, inside flap with very minor cease at the outside of edge, no real affect, still about fine. In protective mylar. Includes rare promotional pamphlet as well as a reward card from publisher about missing manuscripts and maps. Utopia. Utopian fiction. DP25850 $75.00
The Angel That Troubled The Waters and Other Plays. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1928. First edition. First UK edition. Scarce. 107p. Publishers blue cloth, gilt to cover and spine, very minor foxing at edge of text block, a bit to endpapers, overall an unread, near fine copy. With scarce dust jacket, with very minor shelf wear, bit of rubbing at head of spine and top of inside flaps, overall still near fine. In protective mylar. Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), winner of three Pulitzer Prizes. Plays. Drama. Theater. DP25999 $60.00
Waite, Arthur Edward.
The Secret Doctrine in Israel. New York: Occult Research Press, [c1955]. 330p. Publishers brown cloth, gilt title to cover and spine, very minor shelf wear, minor bump at spine caps, still about near fine. Dust jacket with minor wear to edges, price-clipped to inside flap, some fraying at edges, slightly rubbed at flap edge, overall still very good, in mylar protector. With frontispiece of Sacred Tree of the Sephiroth and three other plates. Occult. Zohar. Kabbalah. Cabala. Judaica. Mysticism. Hermeticism. Esoterica. Secrets. Roscicrucians. Freemasonry. DP27682 $60.00
Star King. London: Dennis Dobson, 1966. First hardcover edition. First British edition. 8vo. 158p. Publishers cloth, title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Fine/fine. In protective mylar. L.W. Curry: 500. Science fiction. Fantasy. DP25231 $75.00
Wright, S. Fowler.
Dawn. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp., 1929. First edition. 349p. Publishers blue cloth, very minor shelf wear and some rubbing to corners, spine bottom slghtly bumped, first paste--down and ly leaf with old owners signature and a couple tiny name stamps, else text is tight and clean, an excellent copy. Illustrated dust jacket (scarce) with minor shelf wear at edges and corners, some rubbing at center of back cover, tiny bit of chipping at bottom of spine, price still intact, overall still very good and very rare in original jacket. In protective mylar. Sequel to Deluge (1927). Science fiction. Fantasy.
Titan. New York: Berkly-Putnam, 1979. First edition. Signed copy. 302p. Publishers cloth, minor bump to head of spine, small faded stain at bottom back cover, no affect, bottom inner hinge of text block with minor stain, no real affect, else book is still near fine. Illustrated dust jacket, slightly faded, very minor rubbing to edges, near fine. Signed by author on title page in black ink. A scarce book. In protective mylar. Fantasy. DP25908 $40.00
Zelazny, Roger. Boris Vallejo, illus.
The Chronicles of Amber. Volumes 1 & 2. New York: Nelson Doubelday, 1978. 2 vols. 338, 434p. Book Club edition. Near fine copies with bookplates to first paste-down, and old owners embossed clear stamp to bottom of titles. Illustrated jackets, both about fine with just very minor shelf wear. A beautiful set. In protective mylar. Fantasy. Mythology. Boris Vallejo. DP25855 $40.00
Zilahy, Lajos. Joseph Collins & Ida Zeitlin, trans.
Two Prisoners. Author Inscribed. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1931. First US edition. Hardcover. Publishers green cloth, illustrated cover with title in black, title to spine, minor shelf wear, bit of bump to corners and spine ends, sunned at edges and to spine, last few pages with small dog-ear at bottom corner, now flattened, tiny bookseller stamp to inside back board, overall still a better than very good copy. Author inscription to half-title “To Julian Johnson with my compliments - Lajos Zilahy - May 21:1931. Hollywood”. No jacket. Scarce first edition of this classic with an even more rare signature of the author. First US edition. Scarce. Zilahy (1891-1974), Hungarian novelist, playwright and director. Served in the Austro-Hungarian army during WWI, in which he was wounded on the Eastern Front - an experience that influenced his best selling novel Two Prisoners (Ket fogoly). Julian Johnson (inscription) was chief story editor for Fox Studios in the 1920s-1930s. The film Ket fogoly (Two Prisoners) was released in 1938 and was directed by Steve Sekely and starred Gizi Bajor. DP26636 $85.00 Romance. War. Adventure. World War I. Marriage. Hungarian. Hungarian literature. Film. Movies.
Young, Francis Brett.
Black Roses. London: Heinemann, 1929. First edition. Signed copy. 274p. Vellum over thick boards, minor shelf wear, bit of soiling, more so at spine. Text pages uncut, with foxing to outer edges. Overall, a near fine copy. Signed by the author on limitation leaf, #52 of 525. Fiction. Romance.
Williams, Walter J.
Frankensteins and Foreign Devils. Framingham: New England Science Fiction Assoc., 1998. First Edition.Limited edition of 175 copies, numbered and signed. Our copy 68/175. Publishers cloth, title in silver gilt to spine. With full color illustrated dust jacket. Signed on limitation page by author and artist. Fine/Fine. Housed in a fine slipcase. Ten stories in total, of which two appear her for the first time in print. “Ingenius and energetic Williams see,s very much at home with the mature genre sf of the 1980s and 1990s” [-Encyclopedia of SF]. "Ever the expert storyteller, Williams provides more than enough suspense.” [-Publishers Weekly]. Science fiction. Cyberpunk. Steampunk. Fantasy. Gaming. RPG. DP25163 $60.00
Star of Ill Omen. London: Hutchinson, 1952. First Edition. 8vo. 320p. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine, some rubbing to boards and toning to edges. Gift inscription on first blank in blue ink. In illustrated jacket, very good, with edges tears and minor creasing to edges, in protective mylar. Mystery. Thriller. Science fiction. Fantasy. Horror. Crime. DP25138 $35.00
Unholy Crusade. London: Hutchinson, 1967. First Edition. Extremely rare. Inscribed by author. 8vo. 379p. Publishers cloth, title gilt to spine, spine slightly cocked, some dusting to outer text block, else fine. Illustrated dust jacket, in old mylar, adhered at ends, fine. Inscribed by author on title page “For G Hubbard (sp?) - With best wishes, from Dennis Wheatley”. A beautiful copy of a very rare book.
Mystery. Thriller. Horror. Sex. Crime. Mexico. Conspiracy. DP25137 $200.00
Curtain of Fear. London: Hutchinson, 1953. First Edition. Inscribed by author, association copy. 8vo. 294p. Publishers black cloth, gilt title to spine. Minor foxing to outer edges, as usual, slightly cocked, in very good + condition. Illustrated dust jacket with very minor edges tears, no affect. Inscribed by the author on title page in blue ink “For Stephen Mogridge, With kindest thoughts from his friend Dennis Wheatley.” In protective mylar. Overall, an excellent copy of a scarce signed book. Association copy. Stephen Mogridge was a fellow writer and friend of Wheatley’s. He was most known for his New Forest series of eleven books printed between 1953 and 1964. Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. Horror. Mogridge. Autograph.
Vallejo, Boris. Lester Del Rey. [Introduction].
The Fantastic Art of Boris Vallejo. New York: Ballantine/Del Rey, 1978. First Edition. 4to. Hardcover. With full-page color plates. Publishers cloth with title in gilt to spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Rare hardcover edition. Fine/Fine. In protective mylar. Rare hardcover.
Art. Fantasy. Science fiction. Horror. Monsters. Animals. Women. Sex. Artwork. Boris. Fantasy art. DP25110 $50.00