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. Different Seasons. New York: Viking Press, 1983. First edition / Fourth printing.

Hardcover. Near fine book in a very good+ dust jacket. Deep blue paper boards over deep blue quarter cloth spine. Title in metallic blue on spine, SK in gold. In a very good+ DJ protected with a removable, clear archival sleeve. DJ shows minor chipping at head of spine, closed 1/4″ tear over “H” and shelf wear. Tight pages, clean and bright. DJ shows $16.95 price. 527 pp. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$25.00


Stephen King. Firestarter. New York: Viking Press, 1980. Book Club.

Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. Near fine 1980 contemporary Book Club Edition in black paper covered 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 in 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. Misery. New York: Viking, 1987. First edition.

Hardback. Near Fine/near fine. First trade printing, near fine in a near fine DJ. True first point of issue, “First Published in 1987 by Viking Penguin, Inc.” Grey boards, black quarter cloth spine wrap, red metallic SK at front and spine titles. Dark orange endpapers, black and red endbands . Owner’s inscription on inner board or would be fine. Front jacket illustration by Bob Giusti and full-size photo of King at back by Andrew Unangst. Jacket design beautiful; unclipped, protected in archival sleeve. DJ has lost gloss but is otherwise perfect. DJ reads FTP after ISBN (ISBN 0-670-81364-8FPT>$18.95). DJ is now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. 310 pp. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$70.00


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

 


Stephen King. Skeleton Crew. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1985. First edition.

Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. First edition after limited Scream/Press edition. Number line complete, first printing of trade edition. A very good+ in charcoal grey paper boards with midnight blue quarter cloth spine. Complete number line, ISBN shows “X”, CIP data. Has King’s facsimile 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. DJ is very good, has been reinforced by previous collector with clear tape at head and spine of DJ. DJ shows chipping and tears at head and spine. DJ is now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. Inner flap of DJ has “8506” in corner. 512 pp. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$75.00


Stephen King. The Stand. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1978. Book Club Edition (contemporary).

Hardcover. A good +/very good Book Club Edition of King’s 5th novel. Other works page stops with this title. No mention of edition or other printings on copyright page, 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 the light toning to pages often found in a book club edition. In original, good DJ showing swordsman battling bird-figure. DJ is chipped and has closed tears, and some soiling, now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. DJ has numbers 02138 on back cover. 823 pp. 5.75″ x 8.5″ tall.
$45.00


Stephen King. Storm of the Century. New York: Book-of-the-Month Club, 1999. (Only hardcover edition issued.)

Hardcover. A fine 1999 copy from the Book-of-the-Month Club/Pocket Books in a very good+ DJ. Black boards with black quarter cloth spine. Very good+ DJ has five small, 1/4″ pock marks on back cover, otherwise as new and now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. 376 numbered pages plus last page with photo of author. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.

Storm of the Century was not based upon a Stephen King novel—King wrote it as a screenplay from the beginning. The screenplay was published in February 1999, just prior to the initial airing of Storm of the Century on ABC, while the mass market edition of the screenplay was published only as a trade paperback. This hardcover edition was published concurrently with the only other paperback edition by the Book of the Month Club.
$34.00


Stephen King. The Tommyknockers. New York: G. p. Putnam’s Sons, 1987. First edition/First printing.

Hardcover. A fine first edition, first printing with complete number line in a very good+/ near fine DJ with tarnished gold lettering. Green paper boards with black embossed quarter cloth on spine. Cover has facsimile 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. DJ has “8711” on inner flap, now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. 558 pp. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$125.00


Stephen King. The Tommyknockers. New York: G. p. Putnam’s Sons, 1987. First edition/First printing, red letter cover edition.

Hardcover. A fine first edition, first printing with complete number line in a very good+/ near fine DJ with scarcer red lettering of author’s name (gold lettering is more common on the market). Green paper boards with black embossed quarter cloth on spine. Cover has facsimile of King’s signature embossed. Title stamped in gold foil on spine. Green endpapers. Pages are clean, bright, and white. Binding is tight. DJ is near fine, showing Price US of $19.95; minute tear at top spine and front flap of dust jacket., now protected in a removable, clear archival sleeve. DJ has “8711” on inner flap. 558 pp. 6.5″ x 9.5″ tall.
$150.00


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


Boxed sets and first editions available at the shop!

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