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] $2,500
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