All first edition points are met. On the inner margin of page 823 the code.
4 Published in 1978 by Doubleday and this is NOT the revised 1990 edition. Boards tight and clean, no other inscriptions, no lean, book tight and appears unread; spine lettering unfaded with vibrant colour; no dogeared pages etc.Just the usual whiff of hardly avoidable ageing. The first edition of'The Stand' had the. Modest first print run of 70,000 copies. Most authors would be happy to ever see such print figures for their books, but Stephen King first prints nowadays are around a million copies and hence without his signature not interesting from a collector's point of view. King's earlier work including'Carrie','Salem's Lot','The Shing','The Stand' and a few others are quite scarce in decent condition even without his signature. This copy here for sale is, in the book collecting language, a so-called'association copy', meaning the inscription is either to somebody famous, a family member, or somebody close to the family as is in this case.
Therefore, from a collector's point of view this copy with this kind of inscription is clearly more desirable than a copy inscribed to a regular fan. Moreover, the condition is stunning and quite rare to find in such state. The Stand' continues to be Stephen King's most popular novel (together with'the novella collection Different Seasons'). It was adapted as a TV series in 1994 with a modest budget and hence the quality was mediocre, although quite faithful to the material.A new show, however, is in development which should elevate the material once more. Let us hope the producers will do better and reach the quality of'Game of Thrones' or'The Wire'. Book will be wrapped in a ton of bubble wrap and a sturdy card board box. Please check out my other collectible first editions currently listed including a signed first edition of'Different Seasons', a first edition of'Gunslinger' (Dark Tower I); as well as many more highly collectible first and Folio Society editions.
The item "Stephen King,'The Stand' SIGNED UNIQUE first edition 1st/1st association copy" is in sale since Tuesday, April 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "grogro123" and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, to United States, to Canada, to Australia, to China, IL, to Hong Kong, ID, to Mexico, SG, KR, to Taiwan, TH.