The Stand

Garden City: Doubleday, 1978.

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First edition. A very faint stain to the bottom edge, still fine in fine dustwrapper with a very little rubbing. Publisher's complimentary copy, so stamped on the front pastedown. An attractive, tight and square copy of a book that is one of the worst examples of the poor manufacturing employed by Doubleday in the 1960s and '70s. Generally encountered badly worn, collectible copies are difficult to find. Basis for the well-received mini-series with Gary Sinese, Ruby Dee, and many others.

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The Stand. Stephen KING.
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Stephen King
birth name: Stephen King
born: 9/21/1947

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Biography

American novelist and short-story writer whose enormously popular books were credited with reviving the genre of horror fiction in the late 20th century. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

Collecting tips:

Stephen King's popularity, and the size of the printings of each of his first editions, seems to have grown with each subsequent book. The effect of this is that his first few books books are fairly expensive, and the prices of the later ones are modest, as his print runs ran up into the million plus range: his first book, Carrie (1974 ) is only slightly more expensive than his second 'Salem's Lot (1975), and so forth. Probably the toughest of his books (not counting the numerous limited editions of varying print runs) is his first short story collection - Night Shift. The early books published by Doubleday were poorly manufactured, so fine copies can command a premium.

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