The Stand (Signed).
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc. 1978.
First edition / First printing. Octavo. Hardcover, quarter cloth with boards. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #924
The author's fourth published novel, widely hailed by critics and fans as one of his best, superbly weaves elements of horror and science fiction into a post-apocalyptic nightmare. Basis for the 1994 television mini-series, starring Gary Sinese and Molly Ringwald.
SIGNED by King on the front flyleaf, and inscribed: "To Richard - Best, Stephen King 9/8/79." Publisher's black cloth over tan paper boards with gilt spine titles (a remarkably cheap binding from Doubleday given the massive - 823 page - size of the volume). Stated "First Edition" on the copyright page, copyright (c) 1978 Stephen King, indicating first printing of the first edition (with code "T39" present in the gutter of page 823 and T.S. $12.95 inside flap dust jacket price).
A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, with just a touch of rubbing to spine panel. A superior collector's copy of King's fourth book, with contemporary signature.