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I Am Legend

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I Am Legend

by Matheson, Richard

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  • Signed
  • first
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About This Item

First paperback edition, first impression, published by Gold Medal Books in August 1954 and featuring cover art by Stan Melzoff. Uniquely signed, inscribed and dated by the author to the title page: "I was 26 when I wrote this ______ when I signed it! Richard Matheson. The true first edition of the novel, published some 16 years prior to the first hardcover edition that was issued in 1970.

A hugely influential work that was instrumental in the modern development and popularisation of both cinematic and literary works depicting zombies and vampires, as well as the more general concept of disease leading to dystopian, apocalyptic circumstances. The novel was cited by George Romero as a key influence in the creation of the film 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968) and famously had its own film adaptations in 1964 under the title 'The Last Man on Earth', in 1971 as 'The Omega Man', and most recently in 2007 as 'I Am Legend'.

A little yellowing to spine and to the top of lower cover with one or two slight creases and areas of minor rubbing. Very small and shallow indentation halfway down the spine.

A very good example indeed of the first appearance of a classic and impactive work, uniquely inscribed by the author. Very rare thus.

Synopsis

I Am Legend is a 1954 science fiction/horror novel by American writer Richard Matheson. It was influential in the development of the vampire genre as well as the zombie genre, in popularizing the concept of a worldwide apocalypse due to disease, and in exploring the notion of vampirism as a disease.

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Bookseller
Fine Book Cellar Ltd. GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1476183139476
Title
I Am Legend
Author
Matheson, Richard
Book Condition
Used - Very Good+
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Gold Medal Books
Date Published
1954
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Matheson, I Am Legend, First, Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Signed First Editions; Books to Film; Horror; Richard Matheson;

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Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....

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