Item Detail

Item Number 9354
Title Firestarter
Author King, Stephen
Condition NF/F
Publisher Viking
Place Published New York
Date Published 1980
Edition 1st Trade Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes 1st trade edition/1st printing, Viking, 1980. SIGNED by author on the half-title page, and dated 3/21/81 by him. The book is straight, clean, has no handwriting - other than the author's name and date signed - nor any soiling in the text and it is unread and very tight. It is bound in black paper over boards with a red cloth spine panel and gold gilt and black printing. The binding corners are slightly bumped, there are a couple of very small and faint dust spots to the page edges, and a small faint spot to the upper spine cloth. Plus the printer goofed a bit - while the book was being put together 2 very tiny areas of the outer edge of the front end page got caught under the edge of the pastedown (they're still there) - see the left side of my image of the copyright page. The dustjacket is price intact, clean, crisp and unfaded, it has no chips or tears, and it has 99.9% escaped the usual tanning this dustjacket is prey to. Made into a movie in 1984 starring Drew Barrymore as the inheritor of 2nd generation supernormal powers being chased by the Shop who'd given weaker versions of her powers to her parents via experimental drugs. This book became one of the best movie adaptations of any of King's books. ; 9-1/2" x 6-3/8"; 428 pages; Signed by Author
LoC or ISBN 0670315419
Keyword(s) Signed By the author,Horror,Supernatural Powers,Made Into A Movie
Category(ies) 1st & Limited Editions - Signed,Horror Sci-Fi Fantasy 1sts,General Fiction 1sts
Price $900.00