7.95 replacing original 8.95. Signed by Stephen King on vintage pictorial bookplate at front endpaper: "Stephen King". According to prior collector, this item was acquired in the 1990's from a First Street, Napa, California bookshop, Books on First. The shop owner sent SK a number of these bookplates when still signing them for readers.Collector at the time was a Napa branch scout for Copperfield's Books. Interestingly, bookplate left unsigned: "From the Library of____". Plate depicts window into 19th century library w/well dressed reader on tall ladder into the upper stacks.
Vintage signature at endpaper: Michael J. Groener, 2-7-76" and blind-stamped seal below: "MJG, Library of Michael J. Blood red boards, black cloth spine wrap, gilt spine titles, moderate shelf wear, spine pull. Deckled pages very good, clean. Bind fine, square; hinges intact.Dust wrapper some wear, rub, spine sunning, chip; protected in new, clear sleeve. Essentially, the first issue jacket as less than half-dozen of jackets priced 8.95 are known to exist - a few turned up in a Doubleday file cabinet. Near very good first printing in original second issue wrapper.
One of Stephen King's true classics, where he offers an interpretation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. In SK's second published novel he describes Salem's Lot as a town first touched by an evil and horrific murder-suicide involving a prominent citizen - and former hitman - named Hubie Marston. And, now overlooked by this empty and terrible house.The village has its collection of small-town secrets and moral corruptions, though, and is finally invaded by a Vampiric plague, starting with the shadowy new owner of the Marston House, Richard Straker, and his familiar, Kurt Barlow. Another new resident, writer Ben Mears who grew up in the town, joins with a local doctor, a teacher, and young Mark Petrie to fight against the town's demise. Salem's Lot knew darkness and the awful, heavy silence of terrifying images grotesquely dancing in and out of the shadows.
Stark, white faces, huge, glowing eyes and long, gnarled hands that reached out with lustful insistence. The paralyzing fear of a diabolical corruption and hideous peril more dreadful than death. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. But, no one in'Salem's Lot dared to speak of the high, sweet, evil laughter of a child. And the terrible sucking sounds...
The item "SALEM'S LOT (1975) STEPHEN KING SIGNED, CODE Q37 1ST EDITION IN DUST WRAPPER" is in sale since Thursday, March 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "mediumisthemessagemedia" and is located in Gladstone, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.