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Salem's Lot by  Stephen King - Signed First Edition - 1975 - from Authors & Artists and Biblio.com

Salem's Lot

by King, Stephen

Condition: NF/F


New York: Doubleday. NF/F. 1975. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 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 .

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Full Dark, No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; Duma Key; Lisey’s Story; Cell; and the concluding novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book On Writing is also a bestseller. In 2003, he was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.




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