By Stephen King
First edition, first impression (Doubleday & Company Inc, 1978), with S52 to rear margin and price of $8.95 to front flap. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author to the front endpaper: "For Stanley All Best, Stephen King 1/15/82".
The author's first short story collection. Winner of the Balrog Award for Best Collection and nominated as best collection in 1979 for the Locus Award and World Fantasy Award. One of a small print run, when compared to previous titles, of around 12,000 copies.
Fine book. The original and unclipped dust jacket has a little rubbing and a couple of tiny nicks and chips to spine tips; small and inconspicuous closed tear to head of front panel and to top fore-edge of upper and lower panels with original price label to lover panel crossed over in biro.
A near fine example overall.
By Stephen King
First edition, first impression (Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1977), with dust jacket price of $8.95, 'First Edition' on the copyright page and 'R49' in the margin of page 447. Signed and inscribed by the author to the front endpaper: 'For Stanley - Best. and shine on! Stephen King 1/15/82'.
Fine book with a little rubbing to spine tips in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to spine tips and corners; a couple of very small chips to corners; very slight traces of fading to spine panel with some light toning to spine panel verso, as is common. An excellent example of a classic of the genre.
The Weight of Words
Edited by Dave McKean and William Schafer
Limited Edition (Subterranean Press, 2017). One of 350 leather bound copies to be signed by the contributors. Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Dave McKean.
On Chesil Beach
By Ian McEwan
First edition, first impression (Jonathan Cape, 2007). Signed and dedicated by the author: 'To Allan, Ian McEwan'. Copies that have been signed and dedicated are considerably less numerous that those that have just been signed. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2007 and recently adapted to film in 2017.
Fine in a fine dust jacket.