Carrie (Special Advance Proof).
New York: Doubleday, 1974.
Special advance proof. Octavo. Softcover. A near fine copy in printed wrappers. Item #1482
The author's first published novel, and to this day, one of his most horrifying, about a young girl with telekinetic powers.
Basis for the 1976 film of the same name, directed by Brian De Palma, and starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie and Amy Irving. The film received two Academy Award nominations, one for Spacek (Best Actress in a Leading Role) and the other for Laurie (Best Actress in a Supporting Role).
Special advance proof of the first edition, with "Special Edition Not for Sale" printed on the botom of the back cover.
Comes with a letter from Doubleday (on an original piece of the publisher's letterhead) in which Bill Thompson, the Doubleday editor who discovered King, writes: "We think CARRIE and Stephen King have a bright future, and we welcome this chance to share both of them with you."
Publisher's white wrappers with black titles on the front and back cover (no spine titles). Small blue stain at the top of the front cover, light foxing to pageblock edges, else a tight, clean, square copy, with remarkably clean internal text, and no creasing to spine, thus appearing unread.
A wonderful near fine copy of this extremely scarce "true" first printing of the legendary author's first published book, paired with a letter from the Doubleday editor who discovered him.