Item Detail

Item Number 8894
Title Firestarter signed limited edition
Author King, Stephen
Condition F/F
Publisher Phantasia Press
Place Published Huntington Woods, MI
Date Published 1980
Edition 1st Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes 1st edition/1st printing. This is # 311 of 725 only of these signed limited edition in dustjacket and slipcase copies, Signed and dated: 'Stephen King, July 6, 1980' (the 2nd of the 4 days that it took King to sign these limited editions). Firestarter was Stephen King's first signed limited edition and this signed limited edition predates the 1st trade edition by 3 months (not issued by Viking till the end of September, 1980). Though this limited edition is beautifully constructed, it was not as well protected as many of his later signed limited editions, being housed in an open sided slipcase and also having a dustjacket which many times got considerable wear from sliding in and out of the slipcase. Consequently, few have survived in excellent condition. The book is bound in dark blue leather boards with gilt printing and this one is fine: straight, clean and tight with no damage or soiling, and no handwriting other than the author's on the limitation page at the back of the text. The dustjacket is also fine: price intact ($35.00), clean, crisp and bright with Whelan's famous artwork in unfaded condition and with no damage or wear. It has been protected by a removable, clear mylar cover. The leather-textu red paper-covered boards slipcase is also in fine condition, with no tears, soiling or damage, though there's a hint of a couple of tiny surface indentations on one side (like perhaps some object with tiny legs sat on it for a while). Especially important because it 'is' the first of King's signed limited editions. Made into a movie in 1984. Charlie, born after her parents participated in a government controlled drug experiment, can start fires with her mind alone, and The Shop wants her as a weapon. ; DJ color art; Signed by Author
LoC or ISBN 0932096050
Keyword(s) Stephen King,Signed,Signed Limited Edition,Horror,Supernatural
Category(ies) 1st & Limited Editions - Signed,General Fiction 1sts,Horror Sci-Fi Fantasy 1sts
Price $2385.00