A modern classic, and a desirable copy with an early signature. This first printing edition of The Stand has been personally signed by Stephen King with a personal inscription, only one year after publication."For Harry - With good wishes, Stephen King June 23, 1979". Contains all the correct [First Edition - First Printing] issue points. "T39" Code on inner margin of page 199. Condition: Very near Fine hardcover book. Clean and straight boards with no bumped corners. Unread book with square and tight spine without any separation. A wonderful bright clean collector's grade book.
Lettering on spine is clear and not faded. No markings, writings, or stampings. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed.
No torn or ripped pages. Slight curvature to top of spine.A bright and clear NF dust-jacket with a hint of age tanning. Overall, the book exhibits excellent qualities and would make an ideal addition to your Stephen King library. Protected in brand new Mylar covering. Stephen King "The Stand" dj/HC , First Edition, First Printing. Bound in black cloth over tan boards.
Book Size: 6.25 x 9.5. All original - vintage King. Signed and inscribed by the author early in 1979, only one year after publication. Includes a custom tray-case with leather spine label (please allow 2-3 weeks for the tray-case to be built).The Stand is like that. You either love it or hate it, but you can't ignore it. Stephen King's most popular book, according to polls of his fans, is an end-of-the-world scenario: a rapidly mutating flu virus is accidentally released from a U. Military facility and wipes out 99 and 44/100 percent of the world's population, thus setting the stage for an apocalyptic confrontation between Good and Evil. "I love to burn things up, " King says.
It's the werewolf in me, I guess.... The Stand was particularly fulfilling, because there I got a chance to scrub the whole human race, and man, it was fun! Much of the compulsive, driven feeling I had while I worked on The Stand came from the vicarious thrill of imagining an entire entrenched social order destroyed in one stroke.
There is much to admire in The Stand: the vivid thumbnail sketches with which King populates a whole landscape with dozens of believable characters; the deep sense of nostalgia for things left behind; the way it subverts our sense of reality by showing us a world we find familiar, then flipping it over to reveal the darkness underneath. Anyone who wants to know, or claims to know, the heart of the American experience needs to read this book. The item "Stephen King THE STAND Signed First Edition 1st/1st 1978 Printing NF+" is in sale since Monday, February 27, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "veryfinebooks" and is located in Exeter, New Hampshire.
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