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Firestarter

By Stephen King

New York: Viking Press, 1980. Book Club. 1/4 cloth. Near Fine/very good +. Near fine 1980 contemporary Book Club Edition in black paper boards with quarter cloth spine in brown leatherette. Black and gold stamping on spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with minor 2mm closed tears at spine's head and tail. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Page 370 reads "K39". DJ reads "3992" on back panel. 371 pp. Octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches tall.

$37.00

Lisey's Story
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Lisey's Story

By Stephen King

New York: Scribner , 1999. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. Fine/fine. A fine first edition, first printing in a fine dust jacket. This book is as new and appears unread. Complete number line beginning with "1." Pictorial boards with flowers in full color contrasted by black and white. Original, perfect dust jacket with shovel cutout as issued. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 513 pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 10 inches tall. From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Following King's triumphant return to the world of gory horror in Cell, the bestselling author proves he's still the master of supernatural suspense in this minimally bloody but disturbing and sorrowful love story set in rural Maine. Lisey's husband, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Scott Landon, has been dead for two years at the book's start, but his presence is felt on every page. Lisey hears him so often in her head that when her catatonic sister, Amanda, begins speaking to her with Scott's voice, she finds it not so much unbelievable as inevitable. Soon she's following a trail of clues that lead her to Scott's horrifying childhood and the eerie world called Boo'ya Moon, all while trying to help Amanda and avoid a murderous stalker. Both a metaphor for coming to terms with grief and a self-referencing parable of the writer's craft, this novel answers the question King posed 25 years ago in his tale "The Reach": yes, the dead do love. (Oct.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

$20.00

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

By Stephen King

New York: Scribner , 2000. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. Fine/fine. A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. Complete number line, beginning with 1. No flaws. Unclipped fine dust jacket showing $25.00 price. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 288 pp. Octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches tall. Companion book to Secret Windows. From Publishers Weekly "No one ever asks [popular novelists] about the language," Amy Tan once opined to King. Here's the uber-popular novelist's response to that unasked question a three-part book whose parts don't hang together much better than those of the Frankenstein monster, but which, like the monster, exerts a potent fascination and embodies important lessons and truths. The book divides into memoir, writing class, memoir. Many readers will turn immediately to the final part, which deals with King's accident last year and its aftermath. This material is tightly controlled, as good and as true as anything King has written, an astonishing blend of anger, awe and black humor. Of Bryan Smith (who drove the van that crushed King) watching the horribly wounded writer, King writes, "Like his face, his voice is cheery, only mildly interested. He could be watching all this on TV...." King's fight for life, and then for the writing life, rivets attention and inflames admiration as does the love he expresses throughout for his wife, novelist Tabitha. The earlier section of memoir, which covers in episodic fashion the formation of King the Writer, is equally absorbing. Of particular note are a youthful encounter with a babysitter that armchair psychologists will seize upon to explain King's penchant for horror, and King's experiences as a sports reporter for the Lisbon, Maine, Weekly Express, where he learned and here passes on critical advice about writing tight. King's writing class 101, which occupies the chewy center of the book, provides valuable advice to novice scribesDalthough other than King's voice, idiosyncratic and flush with authority, much of what's here can be found in scores of other writing manuals. What's notable is what isn't here: King's express aim is to avoid "bullshit," and he manages to pare what the aspiring writer needs to know from idea to execution to sale to a few simple considerations and rules. For illustration, he draws upon his own work and that of others to show what's good prose and what's not, naming names (good dialogue: Elmore Leonard; bad dialogue: John Katzenbach). He offers some exercises as well. The real importance of this congenial, ramshackle book, however, lies neither in its autobiography nor in its pedagogy, but in its triumphant vindication of the popular writer, including the genre author, as a writer. King refuses to draw, and makes a strong case for the abolition of, the usual critical lines between Carver and Chandler, Greene and Grisham, DeLillo and Dickens. Given the intelligence and common sense of his approach, perhaps his books' many readers will join him in that refusal. 500,000 first printing. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

$12.00

Cujo
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Cujo

By Stephen King

New York: Viking, 1981. First Trade Edition. 1/4 cloth. Fine/very good. A fine first trade edition in a very good plus, original, unclipped dust jacket. This is the first edition after the limited Mysterious Press edition. "First published by Viking..." on copyright page. Brown paper boards under black quarter cloth spine with "SK" embossed on front cover. Dust jacket has a closed tear over 1 inch long at back edge, chipped with small tears along top edge and at foot of spine. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 319 pp. Octavo, 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$75.00

How to live to be 100 - - or more: The ultimate Sex, Diet and Exercise Book* (*at my age, sex gets second billing)
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How to live to be 100 - - or more: The ultimate Sex, Diet and Exercise Book* (*at my age, sex gets second billing)

By George Burns

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1983. Early Printing. Cloth. Fine. Tight, very good copy, seventh printing. Signed by author, "George Burns | My Best." Missing dustjacket. Light grey paper boards with black quarter cloth spine. B/W photos throughout.187 pp. plus 4 pp. photos. Duodecmo, 5 x 8 inches tall.

$40.00

Skeleton Crew
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Skeleton Crew

By Stephen King

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1985. First Trade Edition. 1/4 cloth. Very Good +/very good. A very good+ first trade edition after limited Scream/Press edition. First printing of trade edition In charcoal grey paper boards with midnight blue quarter cloth spine. Complete number line, ISBN shows "X", CIP data has King's fascimile signature in gold foil on cover, and title in gold foil stamping on spine. Minor faded spot on rear lower spine of cloth. Tan endpapers. Dust jacket is very good, has been reinforced, on the inside only, by previous collector with clear tape at head and spine of Dust jacket. Dust jacket shows chipping and tears at head and spine. Very good dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Inner flap of DJ has "8506" in corner. 512 pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$75.00

Danse Macabre
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Danse Macabre

By Stephen King

New York: Everest House, 1981. Book Club. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Contemporary 1981 Book Club edition. Near fine copy in burgundy quarter cloth and red boards, gold-stamped title on spine. Dust jacket shows chips and wear at corners and edges. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Binding is tight and book appears to be unread. 450 pp. with index and bibliography compiled by King. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$45.00

The Tommyknockers
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The Tommyknockers

By Stephen King

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. Very Good +/very good +. A very good+ first edition, first printing with complete number line in a very good+/ near fine dust jacket with burnished gold lettering. Green paper boards with black embossed quarter cloth on spine. Cover has fascimile of King's signature embossed. Title stamped in gold foil on spine. Green endpapers. Inner pages are clean, bright, and white, but showing soil on fore-edge. Binding is tight. DJ is price clipped, or would be near fine; no chipping, no tears or stains. Very good+ dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. DJ has "8711" on inner flap. 558 pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$125.00

Nightmares and Dreamscapes
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Nightmares and Dreamscapes

By Stephen King

New York: Viking Press, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. Fine/fine. A fine first edition, first printing in a fine dust jacket. Charcoal paper boards over blue quarter cloth spine. SK in gold foil on cover, title in gold foil on spine. Blue endpapers. This massive book has been carefully read. Dust jacket shows $27.50 US price and numbers 0993 on innner front panel. Fine dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 816 pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$75.00

Just After Sunset: Stories
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Just After Sunset: Stories

By Stephen King

New York: Scribner, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. As New/as new. This clean and bright First edition is in as new conditon showing no signs of wear. Black paper boards over black quarter cloth spine with gold foil stamping on spine.Tight binding, sharp corners, clear and crisp paging with no markings, writing, or soiling. Jacket as new and appears to have been covered in mylar at time of purchase. Dust jacket shows price of $28.00. US. Number line complete, stated first edition. 367 pp. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall. A short-story anthology

$50.00

Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story
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Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story

By Stephen King

New York: Viking Press, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. Fine/fine. A fine first edition/first printing in a fine dust jacket. Black paper boards with black quarter cloth spine. SK with sillouhette stamped on front cover and title in same orange foil stamping on spine. Red endpapers. Dust jacket is fine with no tears or chips. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 690 pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$100.00

The Stand
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The Stand

By Stephen King

Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1978. Book Club Edition. 1/4 cloth. Good +/good +. A good + contemporary Book Club Edition of King's 5th novel, in a good+ dust jacket. Other works page stops with this title and no mention of edition or other printings on copyright page, so assumed 1978. Black paper boards with beige quarter cloth spine, and brown titling on spine. Head and tail of spine are bumped in with small closed tears from handling, text block shows yellowing on fore-edge, and minor soil spot on base of fore-edge. Otherwise, tight and clean with light toning to pages often found in a book club edition. In original, good DJ showing swordsman battling bird-figure. Good+ DJ is chipped and has closed tears, and some soiling. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. DJ has numbers 02138 on back cover. 823 pp. Octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches tall.

$45.00

Four Past Midnight
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Four Past Midnight

By Stephen King

New York: Viking Press, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine/fine. Fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. All my copies from different sources show endpapers overglued to front flyleaf, so I assume this was a publishing run error and not a repair. One copy shows a neatly inked owner's signature on FEP. Black cloth boards with embossed SK, title in gold on spine. Orange endpapers. DJ shows $22.95 US price. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 763 pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$120.00

Rose Madder
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Rose Madder

By Stephen King

New York: Viking Press, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. 1/4 cloth. As new/as new. This first edition, first printing, and its dust jacket are in as new condition with absolutely no soiling, markings or tears. Number line is complete. Black paper boards with black quarter cloth spine. Red rose foil stamped on cover and red foil stamp of title on spine. Orange endpapers. Embossing on DJ is unmarred, not flattened, and shining. A bright, tight, and very clean copy. As new dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover 420 pp Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$95.00