Bestseller Firsts

Bestsellers: First editions and first printings of modern authors along with contemporary Book Club editions.

Stephen King. Danse Macabre. New York: Everest House, 1981. Book Club Edition (contemporary).

Hardcover. Contemporary 1981 Book Club edition. Near fine copy in burgundy quarter cloth and red boards, gold-stamped title on spine. Very good DJ shows wear at corners and edges, now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. Binding is tight and book appears to be unread. 450 pp. with index and bibliography compiled by King. 400 pp. including index 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$45.00


Stephen King. Four Past Midnight. New York: Viking Press, 1990. First edition.

Hardback. Fine/fine. Fine first edition in a fine DJ. All 3 of 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, now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. 763 pp. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$120.00


Stephen King. Just After Sunset: Stories. New York: Scribner, 2008. First edition.

Hardcover. As New/as new. A short-story anthology. This clean and bright book is in as new condition 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 removable archival at time of purchase. DJ shows price of $28.00 US. Number line complete, stated first edition. 367 pp. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$50.00


Stephen King. Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story. Viking Press, 1991. First edition/First printing.

Hardback. Fine/fine. A fine first edition/first printing in a fine DJ. Black paper boards with black quarter cloth spine and SK with silhouette stamped on front cover and title in same orange foil stamping on spine. Red endpapers. DJ fine with no tears or chips, now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. 690 pp. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$100.00


Stephen King. Nightmares and Dreamscapes. New York: Viking Press, 1993. First edition/First printing.

Hardback. A fine first edition, first printing in a fine DJ. 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. DJ shows $27.50 US price and numbers 0993 on inner front panel. DJ is now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. 816 pp. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$75.00


Stephen King. Rose Madder. New York: Viking Press, 1995. First edition/First printing.

Hardback. 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. DJ is now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. 420 pp. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$95.00


T. Jefferson Parker. Storm Runners. New York: William Morrow, 2007. First edition/First printing. Signed edition.

Very near fine in a like dust jacket. (hint of toning to pages) signed on title page. 370 pp.

A stand-alone suspense novel which explores the line between right and wrong, and how close a man can come to crossing that line. Hardcover (9780060854232).
$30.00

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