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Carrie

By King, Stephen




First published in 1974, Carrie was Stephen King's first published novel.  This dark tale introduces the reader to Carrie White, a social outcast in her highschool, menaced by bullies while at school, and her religious nut of a mother at home.  Carrie gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers, and woe to her tormentors...


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Carrie

KING Stephen

1974. First Edition . Signed. KING, Stephen. Carrie. Garden City: Doubleday, 1974. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, original dust jacket. $5500.First edition of the novel that launched King’s phenomenal career, boldly inscribed by him, ""For M— D— with best, Stephen King 9/24/80.""Carrie inaugurated King's reign as ""the best-selling American author during the final quarter of the 20th century"" (Chronology of American Literature). When he wrote it, however, he was living in a trailer and working at a laundromat for $60 a week. ""Two unrelated ideas, adolescent cruelty and telekinesis, came together… I did three single-spaced pages of a first draft, then crumpled them up in disgust and threw them away… [The next night, my wife] Tabby had the pages… 'You've got something here,' she said. 'I really think you do"" (King, On Writing, 67-68). Tabitha King was right. ""Life in the trailer ended in 1973 when Doubleday bought Carrie for a $2500 advance. Hardcover sales were not spectacular, but the paperback sales-boosted by the [1976] film of the novel-were nearly 4,000,000 copies. 'The movie made the book, and the book made me,' King says"" (New York Times). ""First Edition"" stated on copyright page; code ""P6"" on page 199; price of $5.95 on front dust jacket flap. Ketchum, Levack and Levin 1. Fantasy and Horror 6-193. Currey, 227. Horror Literature 4-129. A fine copy, very scarce inscribed.

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$5,500.00

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CARRIE

King, Stephen

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1974. 1st ed. Fine in Fine Price on dj $5.95, code on last text page P6. INSCRIBED by the author. INSCRIBED By Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

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$4,000.00

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Carrie.

KING, Stephen.

New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1974. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, gilt lettered spine, black endpapers, fore edge. With the dust jacket. Spine very gently rolled, extremities lightly bumped. An excellent copy in the toned and slightly rubbed jacket with a few mild closed tears and nicks tape-repaired on verso. First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Peter - Best, Stephen King, 10/29/82". Carrie was Stephen's King's first novel, and memorably filmed shortly after publication in 1976.

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$3,219.25

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CARRIE

King, Stephen

New York: Doubleday. 1974. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0385086954 . Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First Edition stated, with the 5.95 price intact on the dust jacket flap, with "P6" in the gutter of page 199. True first edition first issue of this increasingly scarce book. A lovely copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 199 pages .

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$2,750.00

Carrie

KING, STEPHEN

Garden City: Doubleday, 1974. First Edition of the Author’s First Book. From the library of the great New Orleans jazz clarinetist, Pete Fountain, signed by Fountain in black ink and with his personal library circular gold bookplate. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a little creasing to the bottom of the front panel. Attractive copy.

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$2,500.00

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Exil

Salvatore, R(obert) A(nthony)

07-08/1992. Edition: 1. softcover. 24565-24566! Deutsche Erstveröffentlichung!

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$2,340.50

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Carrie.

KING, Stephen.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.,, 1974. Octavo. Original dark red cloth, titles to spine gilt, black endpapers. With the illustrated dust jacket. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing of the author's first book.

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$2,253.48

Carrie

King. Stephen

Doubleday 1974 (1st US) Wonderful example of King's first book in bright dustjacket with almost no wear. These points are for a true first trade edition. Year: 1974 (printed on title page) Publisher: Doubleday Dust Jacket Price: C $5.95 Copyright Page: states "First Edition" Date Code: "P6" on inner margin of page 199 Binding: full maroon cloth Endpaper Color: black clayback First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color, with NO fading, chips or pieces missing. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. King's first published novel, set in the then-future year of 1979 and revolving around a shy high school girl who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who torment her. Fine in a Fine d/w.

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$1,538.80

Carrie.

King, Stephen.

Doubleday, 1974. First edition, first printing with P6 in gutter of page 199., 1974.. First edition, first printing with P6 in gutter of page 199.. Glue residue from removed bookplate to front free endpaper, else fine in near fine to fine dust jacket with one short tape repair to verso of lower front panel, slight crimping to upper spine tip, two closed tears, tiny chip and attendant creasing to lower front panel. $5.95 price still intact..

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$1,500.00

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Exil

Salvatore, R(obert) A(nthony)

Edition: 4. softcover. mit Mängeln, z.B. verschmutzt, abgegriffen, Kanten abgestoßen o.a.. 24565-24566! Deutsche Erstveröffentlichung!

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$1,240.43

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Carrie.

King, Stephen

England: PS Publishing, 2014. First edition of the 40th Anniversary edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original illustrated glossy boards, original slipcase. Although not called for signed by Stephen King on the title page. Signed by Glenn Chadbourne, James Lovegrove and Kim Newman. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The slipcase is in fine condition. Illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne; Introduction by Glenn Chadbourne and the preface by Kim Newman. Stephen King has been read by more people than any living author, and more than most dead ones. As Don Heron commented in "The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural," King specializes in "contemporary American scenes, everyday parents and kids and teenagers, vulgarly realistic language - a believable setting awaiting the coming of terror." He has become the most popular horror writer of all time. Several adaptations of Carrie have been released, including a 1976 feature film, a 1988 Broadway musical, a 1999 feature film sequel, a 2002 television movie, and a 2013 feature film remake.

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$1,200.00

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CARRIE

King, Stephen [Dust Wrapper by Alex Gotfryd]

Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0385086954 . First edition [stated, and P6 code at the rear]. 199 pages. A very good or better Copy with boards slightly bowed, a few small green specks to the top edge, inexpensive text paper lightly toned as is the spine of the dust jacket. A very good Dust Wrapper with a few top edge tears and dust soiling as shown. See Photos ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 199 pages .

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$1,151.00

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CARRIE

King, Stephen

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. First Edition. First Printing, with publisher's "P6" code in the lower gutter of p.199. Octavo; full maroon cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; 199pp. Several small, faint brown stains scattered along upper edge of text, and two small soiled spots in lower margins of pp.4-5; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly rubbed, with some minute chipping at spine ends and corner tips, a small chip to front flap fold, and a few faint dampstains along joints, flap folds, and lower edge of rear panel; one small (and unnecessary) clear tape mend verso; Very Good, perhaps a bit better. Basis for the classic 1976 Brian De Palma film starring Cissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, as well as a 2013 remake starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

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$1,100.00

CARRIE (ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION)

King, Stephen

Doubleday. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 199 pp; Doubleday, 1974 First Edition. Original dust jacket. Book's gilt lettering on the spine is quite worn but readable, otherwise boards a little spotted. Pages are clean, no names or other marks. Page 199 has gutter code P6 indicating first printing. Dust Jacket is also the original with the price of $5.95 - marked out with a Sharpie. The price can be read using backlighting and is clearly $5.95. Jacket has light wear to the front edge and corners and a 1 inch taped repair on the back top edge. This is a nice, clean, tight and attractive copy. .

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$750.00

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Carrie

King, Stephen

Garden City: Doubleday, 1974. Book. N-Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Book Club (BCE/BOMC). A square solid tight clean un-read un-opened copy. This copy has an un-used bookplate tipped to the back side of the front board else fine. An early bookclub in the small book format as originally released, not the larger size that is now published. The jacket has some light rubbing wear, very minor edgewear, browning at extremities. Very nice copy. If you didn't already know, the basis for the Sissy Spacek and John Travolta movie, one of the better adaptations of a King book. Directed by Brian DePalma. This copy has been inscribed and signed by King. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY..

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$709.50

Carrie [Signed 27" x 41" Theatrical Release Movie Poster]

King, Stephen

1976. CARRIE Original Theatrical Release One Sheet. Signed and inscribed: "For Kim - Carrie says hello - Big Steve King". Rare early inscription contemporaneous with film's release and King's first popular success. Genuine U.S. one sheet, movie poster issued by studio for theatrical display. Vintage classic; code 76/222. Beautifully presented in satin black frame with front loaded, spring-hinge display. Preserved behind non-glare/UV blocking, PVC lens. Insured, oversize post; over 11 lbsl packaged. Carrie knew she should not use the terrifying power she possessed... But one night at her senior prom, Carrie was scorned and humiliated just one time too many, and in a fit of uncontrollable fury she turned her clandestine game into a weapon of horror and destruction... Stephen King's monumental and highly influential first movie adaptation of psychic terror. This was King's entry into popular culture shortly after the initial success of his first novel. In SK's first popular tale, Carrie was the odd one at school; the one whose reflexes were always off in games, whose clothes never really fit, who never got the point of a joke. And so she became the joke, the brunt of teen-aged cruelties that puzzled her as much as they wounded her. If You've Got A Taste For Terror... Take Carrie To The Prom.... Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Very Good.

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$695.00

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Carrie

King, Stephen

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1993. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Carrie, a telekinetic high school student, exacts revenge on her bullying classmates. A very rare copy of the author's first published novel! Stated first edition. A true first printing with "P6" in the gutter of page 199. Ex-library copy stamped "Property of U.S. Army" on lower textblock edge. Front flyleaf is stamped similarly and also bears two other library stamps. Bookplate/library pocket has been ripped off of the rear free endpaper leaving three white areas on the darker paper. The book itself has some flaws, namely cracked binding along the front and rear endpaper gutters (the front has an attempted repair with 1.5" linen-type tape), some staining/foxing to some of the pages, and moderate browning. Lower right corner and edge of the front free endpaper also has a white area on the darker paper, perhaps from moisture. Otherwise there is no writing, marks, underlining, or remainder marks. The spine is fairly tight, but the book has been read a lot and is creased to show it. Boards are flat and true, if a bit soiled, and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped and shows only minor wear, but it does bear a library sticker on the spine. Also the jacket flaps appear to be glued down and have browned on the edges as a result. The mylar cover is also attached in this way and appears to have been pieced together. As a result there is a seem in the mylar running horizontally from front to back. A highly collectible, very good copy! Satisfaction guaranteed!

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$649.00

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Scheibenwelt, Die

Pratchett, Terry (Pratchett, Terence David John Sir (28. Aprilo 1948 - 12. Marto 2015)

1999. Edition: 16. softcover. fast ohne Mängel, höchstens einmal gelesen. 5123

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Carrie

King, Stephen

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1993. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Carrie, a telekinetic high school student, exacts revenge on her bullying classmates. A very rare copy of the author's first published novel! Stated first edition. A true first printing with "P6" in the gutter of page 199. No writing, underlining, or remainder marks. That being said, this book has been used and abused and has some other major flaws. It is an apparent ex-library copy in which the pocket has been ripped off, damaging the rear free endpaper. The gutters of the front and rear endpapers are also cracked. The front gutter crack appears to have a botched repair that succeeded only in leaving a lot of glue residue. The pages, while intact, are browned, foxed, and soiled. Boards are a bit warped and have stains, edge wear, and signs of water damage. Dust jacket also has some water damage, which is especially visible on the flaps and on the inside. Otherwise the jacket is not in horrendous shape, but it does have some staining, edge wear, a 1" gouge on the lower right corner of the back cover, and a 1/4" gouge on the upper left corner of the back cover. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. Even in this condition the copy remains desirable and collectible. Includes an archival mylar dust jacket cover. Satisfaction guaranteed!

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$495.00

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Carrie. (SIGNED)

STEPHEN KING

Doubleday, New York [no date - circa 1987]. An undated re-issue of King's celebrated debut - this copy signed by the author on the title page. 8vo. 199pp. Black paper-covered boards with a gilt-lettered maroon backstrip. A tiny hint of wear to spine ends, else in fine state with virtually fine dust wrapper. The lack of a price on the front flap suggests that this is a Book Club issue, and whilst it replicates the original wrapper design the blurb on the rear panel suggests that it cannot have been published earlier than 1987 (both 'Misery' and 'The Tommyknockers' are mentioned). Nevertheless, an extremely crisp copy – enhanced by the presence of the author’s signature.. Signed by Author(s). Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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$450.70