On offer: Stephen King (1982) The Dark Tower: the Gunslinger , US first edition, first printing signed by illustrator Michael Whelan on the title page. In addition Stephen Kings signature on a First Day Cover with an Elvis stamp is loosely inserted. The signature is hand signed and authentic. Book is published by Grant.
This is the first book of Kings eight volumes strong Dark Tower series. The book is very fine with no flaws whatsoever. The dust jacket is in near fine condition with slight fading to the spine and with the tiniest of creasing to the folds only. The book is housed in an aftermarket custom made slipcase which will prevent the book from any fading or damage whilst looking stylish on the shelf!
No other contemporary writer has influenced popular culture as much as the King of Horror, Stephen King. With a staggering output of short stories, novellas and novels Hollywood has been eager to adapt many of his ideas and books. The Dark Tower is meant to be Stephen Kings Lord of the Rings style magnum opus.
Gunslinger' was initially published in five instalments in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction between 1978 and 1981. This is the first trade hardback copy, and King and the publisher anticipated slow sales due to the fantasy nature of the story rather than his usual horror appeal. That is why the print run was only 10,000 copies of which about 1,500 copies were misbound. As a comparison The Shining, and his debut novel Carrie had a prin run of 25,000 and 30,000 respectively. For July 2017, a movie adaptation has been announced titled The Dark Tower starring Idris Alba and Matthew David McConaughey.
This will surely boost once more interest in the already popular Dark Tower series. A highly collectible book especially in such great condition. Michael Whelans and Kings signature is a big bonus! For US collectors: I will be going to the States end of March.Please check out my other collectable books on offer including more King first editions; thank you! The item "Stephen King (1982)'The Dark Tower the Gunslinger', signed first edition, 1/1" is in sale since Sunday, May 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "firstandfine" and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand.