Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
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.
Witch House. Sauk City: Arkham House, 1945. First edition. Publishers black cloth with green title to spine. Nice clean copy about fine. Illustrated dust jacket price-clipped with small stamp Canada price 3.25. otherwise jacket is fine. A very nice copy. In new protective mylar. Hard to find in this good of condition. The first novel in the Arkham House Novels of Fantasy and Terror Series. First edition. 3000 copies printed [Reportedly, 2949]. Witches. Witchcraft. Occult. Supernatural. Arkham. Horror. Horror books. Horror literature. Arkham House. DP29402 $100.00
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
Wilson, F. Paul [ed].
Freak Show. [Signed Limited Edition]. Baltimore: Borderlands Press, 1992. First edition. Publishers gray cloth about as new and fine. Illustrated dust jacket near fine. Signed by all 19 contributors and numbered 72 of 750 copies. Come with original slipcase. A scarce and well sought out horror anthology considered one of the best in its genre. The authors compile a collection of circus freak stories that all tie into a central theme and run in order of from the first story to the last. Wilosn has mentioned this collection several times in interviews as a favorite and how much work went into creating it. It is also quite hard to find. Horror. Horror literature. Horror books. Short stories. Anthology. Freaks. Freakshow. Circus. Sideshow. Oddities. Horror Writers of America. Horror Writesr Association. DP29600 $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.
Von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang.
Faust: Parts One and Two. Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1981. Hardcover. Quarter decorative maroon leather over gilt decorated maroon cloth. A fine copy. Illustrated by Engelbert Siebertz. Bookmark ribbon bound in. Bookplate to first endpaper no affect. Priced to go. Faust. Mephistopheles. Devil. Classics. German literature. Poetry. Poems. Drama. Plays. Tragedy. DP29629 $40.00
Watters, Mark Randolph.
The Ghosts of Benevolence. [Signed limited]. Atlanta: Kings Way Press, 2013. First edition. Signed limited edition. Publishers red cloth with gilt decorative cover all edges silver gilt about as new and near fine. Signed by Watters and illustrator Alex McVey. Numbered 118 of only 200 copies. Bound with book mark ribbon inside. llustrated by Alex McVey. DP29087 $50.00 Horror. Horror literature. Horror books.
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 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
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
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
Strayers From Sheol. Sauk City: Arham House, 1961. First edition. Publishers black cloth gilt title to spine very minor shelf wear near fine. Illustrated dust jacket minor toning at edges still about near fine. In new protective mylar. Collection of 14 ghost stories. Baron: Horror Lit 4-311. Bleiler: Supernatural Fiction 1647. Arkham House. Ghosts. Ghost stories. Horror. Horror literature. Horror books. Supernatural. DP29485 $75.00
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.
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.
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