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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. by  Stephen King - Signed First Edition - 1982 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 52008)

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger.

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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger.

by King, Stephen

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West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc, 1982. First edition of the author's first book in his acclaimed Dark Tower Series. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated by Michael Whelan. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, "To Bob- Welcome to the weird, weird West! Stephen King 7/25/82." Also inscribed the illustrator, "To Bob Happy (Strange) Trails! Michael Whelan '86." Fine in a fine dust jacket. The first volume in his Dark Tower series, Stephen King has often described The Gunslinger as his magnum opus. A striking combination of Western fiction, science fiction, and horror, the story follows the dark and mysterious 'last gunslinger', Roland Deschain, in his lifetime pursuit of his rival, the 'man in black'. The film adaptation was released in August of 2017 by Columbia Pictures, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.


"The man in black fed across the desert and the gunslinger followed". Roland Deschain,gunslinger,hero,continues his perilous adventures in search of the key to the quest that defines his life. A thrilling tale of fantasy and horror. Truly King's magnum opus. Driven by revelation and suspense, this pivotal magnificent epic will leave readers gasping to read them all. *And the tower is closer....*


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On Apr 23 2014, a reader said:
The book was a good read not what I expected from King,(he is usually pretty unusual) but it was really good. I have purchased the whole set and are reading the others.


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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger.
King, Stephen
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Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc
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West Kingston, Rhode Island
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Gunslinger First Edition Signed, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger First Edition

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Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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