Item Detail

Item Number 9301
Title Salem's Lot
Author King, Stephen
Condition NF/F
Publisher Doubleday
Place Published New York
Date Published 1975
Edition 1st Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes SIGNED by author. 1st edition, 1st printing, Doubleday, 1975. This 1st printing (stated on copyright page) book's dustjacket had 3 issues: the 1st rumored to be only 25 copies priced at $8.95, all kept in-house by Doubleday and never published with the book. This is the 2nd issue dustjacket - very scarce because of the Father Cody mistake on the front flap (later corrected in the 3rd issue to Father Callahan) that was price clipped by Doubleday and repriced at $7.95 printed beside the publisher clip. The book has the required (to be a real 1st printing) Q37 code at the lower end of the gutter of the last text page. The book is Near Fine+. Straight, clean, tight, no binding spots or soiling, with just slight softening to the cloth at spine ends and a few very small, very faint tanned spots to outer page edges near the back of the text block, and on the top of the front free end page the previous owner's name plus in different writing her place and dates of birth and death. The book is SIGNED by Stephen King on the title page, right below his publisher printed name - just his name with no inscription. A lovely example of King's 2nd book, and a Fine example of the fragile dustjacket (usually found chipped and tattered). Even the red part of the lettering on the spine isn't faded as you usually find it. Only things keeping it from being As New is a tiny trace of white showing through the black at the front flap fold line, and a couple of very tiny professional edge repairs. Collector's copy. Made into a TV series, which is what really got King's career started. ; 8-7/16" x 5-3/4"; 439 pages; Signed by Author
LoC or ISBN 0385007515
Keyword(s) Stephen King,Signed,Author's 2nd book,Horror,Supernatural,Vampires,Suspense
Category(ies) 1st & Limited Editions - Signed,General Fiction 1sts,Horror Sci-Fi Fantasy 1sts
Price $4387.50