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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

(Westland), Land of Enchantment, (1983). Inscribed by King to his editor at Doubleday, Samuel Vaughan: "For Sam - Thanks for making something that could have been so hard so easy - and so successful. Quite a fall, huh? Your friend, Steve King/ 11/30/83." Vaughan had edited King's Pet Sematary, which had been published on 11/14/83 with a first printing announced as 500,000 copies. Cycle of the Werewolf is a single story by King, issued with illustrations by Berni Wrightson, who had collaborated with King on Creepshow. There was a signed limited edition of 250 copies; the trade edition, this one, had 7500 copies -- a tiny fraction of the numbers for Pet Sematary and King's other trade publications at that time. While the limited edition is scarcer in sheer numbers, our experience is that genuine Stephen King association copies are much rarer than his signed limiteds. Slight corner taps, else fine in a near fine dust jacket with one very small edge chip and some minor edge wear. [#033023] $2,500
Garden City, Doubleday, 1975. A later printing of his second novel, with the Q41 code on page 439. Inscribed by King in 1980 to the horror writer Stanley Wiater: "For Stanley - With good wishes and much respect. Keep writing; you're good, and will crack through. Best, Stephen King 11/1/80." Earlier in the year King had picked a story by Wiater as the winner of a Boston Phoenix short story contest (see below). As a writer, editor, interviewer and anthologist, Wiater has won the Horror Writers of America's Bram Stoker Award three times. Wiater's Gahan Wilson-designed bookplate on the front pastedown, the only bookplate Wilson ever designed; foxing to edges of text block; near fine in a very good, third issue ($7.95, "Father Callahan") dust jacket with shallow wear to the spine extremities. A nice association copy of an early edition of an early King novel. [#028936] ON HOLD
(NY), Scribner, (1999). A novel in which a lost girl channels the strengths (at the time) of Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Tom Gordon for comfort. Signed by King. With the bookplate of horror writer Stanley Wiater on the front pastedown; fine in a fine dust jacket. One of King's scarcest trade editions to find signed, presumably because of the difficult logistics of handling a Stephen King book signing in recent years, due to his extreme popularity. This copy was a gift to attendees at the dinner celebrating King's 25th anniversary as a published writer, which Wiater attended with his wife. A limited edition of this title was published several years later, and a pop-up edition of it was done as well. Signed copies of the trade first edition are exceedingly scarce. [#029993] $1,000
(n.p.), (n.p.), (n.d.). A limited edition group caricature of the literary band: the Rock Bottom Remainders were a rock band made up of a group of bestselling writers, who performed on occasion for charitable purposes. Over the years their performances raised over $2 million for various charities. The most famous of the band members was doubtless Stephen King, but the group also included celebrity writers such as humorist Dave Barry, novelist Amy Tan, Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons), and others. The band's lineup changed from event to event, partly due to the availability of the various individuals; a total of 16 authors were part of the band's lineup at one time or another. They formed in 1992, an idea of publicist Kathi Kamen Goldmark, and performed their final show in 2012, shortly after Goldmark died of cancer. This is a promotional poster, #182 of 270 copies and is signed by the eleven members pictured: Stephen King, Amy Tan, Matt Groening, Scott Turow, Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Greg Iles, Ridley Pearson, Roy Blount, Jr., James McBride, and Kathi Kamen Goldmark. Also signed by Sam Barry, a sometime harmonica player in the band, but not pictured in the illustration. 14" x 17". Fine. [#029609] $1,000
(NY), Scribner, (1998). A review copy of this novel that was positioned by his publisher as more of a mainstream novel and love story than the kind of horror novel the author is most famous for. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication to the writer Stanley Wiater and his wife. Wiater's bookplate front pastedown; slight corner tap; else fine in a very near fine dust jacket, with promotional material laid in. [#028938] $750
NY, New American Library, (1985). First Omnibus printing of Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork and Running Man. With an introduction by King, "Why I Was Bachman." Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf, with small gift inscription under the rear flap. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#030296] $450
Kansas City, Andrews McMeel, (1998). A presentation copy ("PC" on the colophon) of this limited edition that had a declared print run of 448 numbered copies and 52 lettered copies. Signed by Beahm and by Stephen J. Spignesi, who provides an introduction. Recipient's bookplate front pastedown. In the format of the lettered issue: leatherbound; fine in publisher's clamshell case. Scarce as a presentation copy. [#030347] $350
1986. Maximum Overdrive was a film written and directed by King (based on his short story "Trucks") and in which King appeared in the opening scene as the "asshole" at the bank machine. Offered here is a fake $100 bill torn by King and the bank receipt for a cash withdrawal "From the Account of Asshole." King has reportedly called this film the worst adaptation of his work: it won him a Raspberry nomination for worst director (he lost to Prince for Cherry Moon). Fine. Unique. [#029994] $250
NY, New American Library, (1984). The first hardcover book by Stephen King under the Bachman pseudonym, after four paperback originals, and the last book he published under that name before it became known that Bachman was really King. King said at the time of the "outing" that his publisher had limited him to one book a year, and using the Bachman pseudonym allowed him to double that output. Indeed, when the first Bachman books were published, in 1977 and 1979, King was little-known and his sales were modest at best, suggesting the truth of his claim that they were a way to bolster his income. After 1980, King's books began to be automatic bestsellers, and their first printings went from the 20,000 copies for Salem's Lot in 1978 to 270,000 copies for Christine in 1983. By contrast, Thinner, by the still relatively unknown "Bachman," had a first printing of 26,000 copies. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. A couple tiny corner creases to inner pages: a small production flaw; small loss to gilt of spine lettering and a small department store price sticker to the lower front flap: very near fine in a fine dust jacket. With the added "Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman" wraparound band, and scarce thus. [#030327] $200
Kansas City, Andrews and McMeel, (1995). A presentation copy of the limited revised edition. "PC" on the colophon, which is signed by Beahm and four others: Stephen Spignesi, David Lowell, Michael Collings, and Kenny Ray Linkous. With a typed note from Beahm to recipient laid in. Bookplate of recipient front flyleaf. Fine, without dust jacket, as issued; lacking slipcase. [#030350] $200
[NY], Scribner/Simon & Schuster Audio, 1998. An advance promotional cassette for this novel that was positioned by King's publisher as more of a mainstream novel and love story than the kind of horror novel the author is most famous for. On the tape, King talks about the novel and reads a preview. Likely listened to, but near fine or better in the publisher's cardstock cassette case. With the card of a Scribner publicity director laid in. [#030298] $150
(West Kingston), Donald M. Grant, (1987). The trade edition of the second volume of King's "Dark Tower" epic. With ten full color plates by Hale. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#024110] $150
NY/Philadelphia, Chelsea House, (1996). A volume in the Pop Culture Legends series, with an introduction by Leeza Gibbons of Entertainment Tonight. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. This is a fine copy in the hardcover, library binding. As most copies went to libraries, it is difficult to find in the first printing and fine. [#030345] $150
Williamsburg, George Beahm, 2001. The last issue of this fanzine, published in an edition of 300 copies. Front cover splayed; near fine in wrappers. Together with Issues 4-11 (excluding 7). Prospectus for Beahm's Essential Stephen King laid in. [#030344] $125
(NY), Plume, (1996). First thus: a collection of the four early Bachman novels, Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork and Running Man, but with a brand new introduction by King, "The Importance of Being Bachman." The first omnibus edition, in 1985, had a different introduction by King. Stamp of another writer inside the front cover; fine in wrappers. [#030297] $125
Franklin Lakes, New Page Books, (2001). Warmly inscribed by the author to another King scholar in the year of publication, in part: "perhaps Christine targeted us both??" Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030333] $100
(n.p.), Calvin House/Lighthouse Media One, (2005). Two volumes: "Burning Tower Special Limited Editions." Printed in the UK. Each volume has 10-12 articles on King, and each is dedicated to him. Each is fine in wrappers. [#030341] $80
Columbia/San Francisco, Underwood-Miller, 1986. Copy number 62 of 500 copies, signed by 15 contributors (not King) on a colophon page that still gives the original title, Under Cover of Darkness. With an erratum sheet laid in acknowledging the discrepancy. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket and near fine slipcase. With a typed letter signed by the publisher laid in stating the recipient will be acknowledged in the next edition. [#030340] $70
(NY), Octopus/Heinemann, (1981). First thus, a three-novel omnibus edition. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030321] $70
(NY), Scribner, (2004). The two writers' account of the Boston Red Sox championship season of 2004. King and O'Nan, both longtime and long-suffering Red Sox fans, decided at the beginning of the season to collaborate on a book about the Red Sox season. As VIP fans, the two had more access to the players than usual, and their account is lively and engaging; that the Sox broke an 86 year-long "curse" to win the World Series that year couldn't have been better scripted. Signed by O'Nan. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#915454] $70
(NY), Octopus/Heinemann, (1981). First thus, a four-novel omnibus edition. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Uses the same dust jacket art as the three-novel omnibus edition published the same year. [#030322] $60
Mercer Island, Starmont House, 1989. Warmly inscribed by Blue in the year of publication. Very near fine in wrappers. [#030361] $40
Kansas City, Andrews and McMeel, 1991/1992. Two volumes: both the first hardcover edition (1991) and the "Updated and Revised" softcover edition (1992). With a typed letter signed by Beahm laid in. Recipient's bookplate in each volume, and one notation in the bibliography where his name is mentioned. The first volume is near fine in a fine dust jacket; the second volume is near fine in wrappers. [#030357] $30
Boston, Twayne, (1988). A volume in Twaynes United States Authors Series. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030352] $25
San Francisco/Columbia, Underwood-Miller, 1982. A review copy, with review slip and promotional postcard laid in. Foreword by King; introduction by Peter Straub; edited by Tim Underwood and Chuck Miller. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Together with the first printing of the Plume paperback (1984) and the first printing of the Signet paperback (1985); each of which have another author's stamp inside the front cover and are near fine in wrappers. Price for three. [#030334] $20
NY, Scribner, (2006). Winner of the Bram Stoker Award. With the bookplate of another Bram Stoker Award winning author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030314] $20
NY, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1981). An anthology edited by Frank Coffey and including the first hardcover appearance of King's "The Monkey," which also has a full page excerpt as the back cover of the dust jacket. Includes George A. Romero, Gahan Wilson, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, William F. Nolan, Robert R. McCammon, and others. Bookplate of another author on the front flyleaf. Fine in a near fine dust jacket but for a jagged tear at the spine base. [#030343] $20
Kansas City, Andrews McMeel, (1998). The issue in wrappers. Stamp of another author inside the front cover, and a couple notes indicating when he is mentioned in the text. Fine. [#030353] $20
Kansas City, Andrews and McMeel, (1989). Inscribed by Beahm. Bookplate of recipient inside the front cover; near fine in wrappers. With a typed letter signed by Beahm laid in. [#030349] $20
NY, MJF Books, (1997). Fine in a fine dust jacket. Together with a first printing of the softcover edition [(NY): Kensington Books (1997)]; stamp of another author inside the front cover; fine. [#030359] $20
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