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am9

Updated 8-22-17 4:44 pm

New items listed below....both consigned and things I bought

Pet Sematary Story:

You may have heard/read/seen that the Pet Sematary house in Orrington Maine is for sale (664 River Road...and zip code adds to #19!). This is the house featured in the Pet Sematary movie and a house that Stephen King and his family actually lived in for awhile...while living there, daughter Naomi's cat "Smucky" got run over in the road and King came up with the Pet Sematary book idea after burying her cat.

Well, my wife and I drove up to Orrington this past weekend to look at the house...the story/association was just too good NOT to investigate. Jury is still out on whether we go forward on the house but the potential Betts space (25x46 feet) would be awesome and would bring Betts Books back to Maine, where it began in 1938....as I said, we only went to look at the house...lots of things to mull over, but still it is fun to think about!

 

Contact me at (203) 292-8616 or david@bettsbooks.com

My address for mailing items is:

Betts Books LLC

David Williamson, Caretaker

130 Curtis Terrace

Fairfield, CT 06825-1210

 

BETTS BUSINESS TYPICALLY IS DONE MORNING/WEEKDAY EARLY AFTERNOONS

I AM NOT AVAILABLE SUNDAYS AND ALL MAJOR HOLIDAYS.

Betts Books LLC is an on-line site; there is no physical book store.

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Above images are by artist Michael Whelan (Gunslinger, The Dark Tower, Little Sisters of Eluria, Firestarter). In Spring 2009, Michael asked me to model for him in his studio as King had commissioned him to create updated images of the major characters in the Dark Tower series. Michael used me as Father Callahan, so I am part of the Discordia on-line game found at www.stephenking.com

NEWEST ITEMS

#A... Bill Hodges Trilogy....all 3 books are 1st editions and FLATSIGNED by Stephen King!

Priced at $1,199

#B... Mr. Mercedes 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King - Fine/Fine...there was NO SIGNING EVENT for Mr. Mercedes so authentic signed copies are extremely hard to find!

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Priced at $775

#C... Gwendy's Button Box....BOTH dust jacket types (one on the left is rarely seen)...so you get 2 books, one SIGNED by Richard Chizmar and BOTH DJ types! These won't last long! (I sold one signed book with 2 DJs a month ago for $125....this package includes another Gwendy's book at a lower price! I have 3 sets to offer.

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Priced at $100

 

AND.... MORE "IT" ITEMS

These copies are from employees of Cemetery Dance and are BRAND NEW perfect condition! Please note that a competitor of mine sold a S/L copy for $2500 in the last week and a matching set S/L + Portfolio was listed on eBay for $3900 and a Best Offer was accepted (price unknown, but my guess is $3500 area)! IT movie premiers September 8 and looks to be a box office smash.

So you can choose from:

IT S/L #190 AND Matching #190 IT Portfolio.....$3400

IT S/L # 131.....$2000 SOLD

IT S/L #144.....$2000 SOLD

IT S/L #148.....$2000 SOLD

IT S/L #154.....$2000 SOLD

IT S/L #169.....$2000 SOLD

IT S/L #177.....$2000 SOLD

IT S/L #267.....$2000 SOLD

***IT SLs sold out in 40 minutes, 7 of them! Wow!

 

OTHER CARETAKER OFFERINGS

 

C-1
Dark Tower II - Drawing of the Three S/L #458....Book is Fine- with a few pages with not perfect corners; DJ is Fine and slipcase is Fine- (modest aging since it was published in 1987 - 30 years ago)
$775
C-2
Hearts in Atlantis 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King on front free endpaper. only flaw book has that I cam see is an embossing (pressed) circle with former owner's initials at bottom of title page....this price accordingly
$175
C-3
Finders Keepers 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King - minute wear to several page corners in middle of book, otherwise F/F
$325
C-4
Creepshow 1st edition (number line 123456789) - Fine-, really nice copy
$75
C-5
Night Shift PS Publishing #685 - as new copy
$99
C-6
NEW! Charlie the Choo Choo UK 1st editions! These look the same as the USA 1st editions but have price in pounds on back cover and number line reads 10987654321 - Fine condition/as new
$75
C-7
Dreamcatcher Ledger - my favorite King promotion item. This is a copy of the 1st chapter of Dreamcatcher in an oversized booklet in King's own longhand writing with notes to himself in the margins.....if you ever wanted to know what King's handwriting looks like, this is a great collectible to own - Fine-
$85
C-8
Salem's Lot Portfolio #444 from Cemetery Dance - as new
$65
C-9
JUST IN! Brand new Shining Gift edition copies from Cemetery Dance! Will offer at ISSUE PRICE! - Lovely book in slipcase...I have 5 copies
$95
C-10
Roadwork...1st edition US paperback...VG+ with spine lean and creases to back cover...hard to find in any condition
$99
C-11
Shining Sketchbook by Vinnie Chong - unsigned, Fine condition
$60
C-12
Hearts in Suspension 1st edition new in shrinkwrap
$60
C-13
The Fireman by Joe Hill (King's oldest son) - 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Joe Hill; F/F
$50
C-14
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill 1st edition FLATSIGNED and dated 2-17-07; F/F
$75
C-15
Dark Tower Gift Set from Grant Publishing - 3 hardcover book set in slipcase...3rd edition Gunslinger, 2nd edition Drawing of the Three and 1st edition Waste Lands....Fine-
$225
C-16
Lisey's Story 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King; F/F
$250
C-17
Dead Zone 1st edition hardcover; Near Fine book in Fine- DJ...a nice copy
$80
     
     
     

NEWER ITEMS

#A1... Ok, I got the OK from CD to offer this for a consignee. SLEEPING BEAUTIES LETTERED EDITION by Stephen King and son Owen King....book will not be published until at least September 2017, but consignee selling his copy. Never before offered anywhere for resale. If purchased, seller will transfer ownership rights to you.

Re-Priced at $3,499

#1... Christine Lettered "H" from Donald Grant Publishing...Only 26 made and I have seen less than 5 in 25 years. This consigned copy has a couple flaws which are pictured below....a wrinkling/bend to the limitation page corner and two flaws to the slipcase...please note though that if you own a new Christine S/L slipcsase, you could swap out the case to easily upgrade this copy.

Re-Priced LOWER, Now at $4,750

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NEWEST ITEMS

PH-e
Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon UK 1st edition; Fine/Fine-
$25
PH-1
The Dark Half UK 1st edition; book is Near Fine with 2 bumped corners in a Fine- DJ
$25
PH-4
Just After Sunset 1st edition flatsigned by Stephen King in aftermarket slipcase; F/F
$250
AA-2
Revival 1st edition flatsigned by Stephen King; F/F
$195 sold
GP-1
Black House S/L #1395 - still in mfg shrinkwrap (direct from publisher, never previously owned)
$275 hold
GP-3
Black House S/L #178 +++MATCHING #178 Black House/Talisman Gift Set; both new still in mfg shrinkwrap
$375 sold
Betts-5
Shining Gift Edition slipcased - NEW offered at list price...cheapest out there!!! I have 5 3 copies left
$95 SOLD OUT
Betts-7
IT 1st trade edition, FLATSIGNED by Stephen King and dated 9/22/86 (year of publication!!maybe even month); Near Fine- book with some wear to the spine, modest wrinkling to about 5 pages in middle of book (though hard to see when book closed), modest page block discolration; DJ is NF+...rare to find signed and popular!!
$750 sold
     

 

 

NEWER CONSIGNED ITEMS! (updated 5/23/17)

Books are with consignee - Pictures can be attained upon request
BD-5
Gunslinger original Grant 1st edition inscribed "To Patty and Dean, with best wishes Stephen King"; Near Fine book in Near Fine_ DJ
$1650
BD-6
The Shining 2nd printing inscribed "For David Chute, The best film critic in America. Best Stephen King August 24, 1979" $8.95 printed DJ has S14 code to page 447. Fine- book (has remainder spray to bottom page block). Very attractive copy.
$625
BD-7
The Stand 1st edition inscribed front end paper "To Jayne with all best Stephen King 11/1/80"...Near Fine book in Near Fine DJ (small tears to corners). Page block excellent, sharp corners, all around very nice condition. (See Salem's Lot above signed on same day)
$825 sold
BD-8
The Stand 1st edition (NO DJ). Book is Good, binding good, with staining to page blocks, front and rear boards, wear to corners...inscribed front end paper "To SPC Richard Coburn- with best wishes Stephen King 4/2/90"
$395
BD-9
Cujo - 7th printing inscribed "To Bob--best wishes...and beware of the dog! Stephen King 2/2/97" Near Fine/Fine - Hard to find and affordable copy.
$225
BD-12
Just After Sunset 1st edition FLATSIGNED Stephen King...Fine/Fine
$275
BD-13
Full Dark No Stars 1st edition FLATSIGNED Stephen King...Fine/Fine
$275
BD-16
Finders Keepers 1st edition flatsigned SK...F/F
$375sold
BD-17
End of Watch 1st edition flatsigned SK...F/F ( 2 copies available)
$225
BD-19
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon 1st edition flatsigned to title page. Fine/Fine (2 copies available)
$275
BD-21
Revival 1st edition flatsigned; Fine/Fine
$250
BD-22
Desperation 1st edition flatsigned...Near Fine book with light shelf wear/Fine DJ
$250
BD-24
Blockade Billy 1st edition inscribed "For Kevin, All best, Stephen King"; No DJ as issued...Fine
$250
BD-25
From a Buick 8 1st edition flatsigned to title page; NF/NF
$200
BD-26
Danse Macabre 1st edition inscribed "For John Sawyer--All best wishes Stephen King 3/28/81" Very Good+ book in Near Fine+ $13.95 DJ
$225
BD-27
Dolan's Cadillac S/L #PC....Fine (this is the cadillac version limitation 1000, not the marbled 1/250)

$595

BD-28
He is Legend S/L #PC; signed by King and MANY authors....Fine/Fine

$350

BD-29
Under the Dome S/L (none were numbered); flatsigned Stephen King....book only. no cards or belly band; F/F

$150 sold

BD-30
Insomnia S/L #384 Fine book and DJ in NF- traycase (small 2 inch split to leatherette case); priced accordingly
$325
BD-31
Under the Dome S/L in DJ only--no cards or bellyband NF/F
$150
BD-33
Skeleton Crew S/L #500 -- Near Fine book in Near Fine slipcase (small corner bump), NF fold-out poster (one tiny crease); priced accordingly
$600
BD-34
Dark Tower III The Waste Lands S/L #PC - F/F
$650
     

 

NEWLY REPRICED (7-8-17 LOWER!) CONSIGNED ITEMS - I HAVE ALL ITEMS HERE READY TO SHIP!

RI-5
He is Legend S/L #632 of 750 - Signed by Father and Son Stephen King AND Joe Hill as well as many others; Fine
$225
RI-10
Postscripts 10 S/L - signed by many authors including Stephen King and Joe Hill - Fine (no DJ as issued)
$179
RI-11
Quietly Now S/L #31 of 500 - signed by msany including Stephen King; Fine
$179
RI-16
The Girl Next Door S/L #438 of 500; signed by Stephen King and many others; Fine
$199
RI-17
Under the Dome S/L; Book is Fine, DJ has a half semicircle loss of color bottom front (removal of a sticker?); in aftermarket slipcase; cards are VG
$179
RI-20
Talisman/Black House Gift edition #1953 - 2 volume set in slipcase; signed by Straub and Berry; this edition NOT signed by King
$69 hold
RI-27
Hearts in Atlantis ARC - Very Good; overall wear
$10
RI-28
Lisey's Story ARC - Near Fine+; some toning/browning to page edges
$25
W-5
Dark Man Proof set of 3 - Proofs for all 3 versions (trade, S/L and Lettered)! Published by Cemetery Dance - rare NEW
$750 $550
     
RR-7
Doctor Sleep Gift Edition (Cemetery Dance) - book and DJ are Fine; slipcase has a large dent in it front/center, priced accordingly
$75 hold
RR-8
Carrie Gift Edition #269 (PS Publishing)...Fine/Fine selling less than issue price
$90
RR-11
Carrie Gift Edition (Cemetery Dance) - Fine book; DJ has a slight crinkle to one corner of rear top...
$75
     
JM-2
Dark Tower II S/L #634 - Fine/Fine

NEW PRICE

$850

 
BELOW ITEMS ARE REDUCED IN PRICE CARETAKER ITEMS; BUYING THESE WILL HELP ME OUT A LOT!
 
DAW-27
He is Legend Proof; Fine

$35 hold

DAW-29
"SK" Stephen King bumper sticker....brand new, how can you go wrong! Put on your vehicle bumper, a window, a notebook...anything!
$1.00 ea
 
DARK TOWER BOOKS
DAW-34
Drawing of the Three 1st edition Grant - FLATSIGNED by artist Phil Hale (I have 2 copies...all appear to be Fine/Fine!)
$99
DAW-35
Wind Through the Keyhole 1st trade edition - full number line; Fine/Fine - not easy to find!
$19
     
J-3
Drawing of the Three 1st edition Grant Publishing; F/F
$75
J-8
Dark Man Portfolio #84 (Fine- with small discoloration/rubbing to limitation print) +++Original Glen Chadbourne interior pen/ink art piece from interior if book, 7x9 image framed

NEW PRICE

$199 for both items

ET-3
Pet Sematary 1st edition - book is Very Good+ with owner's inscription on front end paper, DJ is price clipped with overall wear VG
$35
 
ADDITIONAL AW CONSIGNED ITEMS LIST WITH PRIOR REDUCED PRICE LISTED ITEMS BELOW
 
AW-11
Dark Tower VII Artist Edition signed by artist Michael Whelan; Fine/Fine
$59
AW-18
Stephen King Library Calendar - 2007 - Fine
$10
AW-19
Stephen King Library Calendar - 2009 - Fine- wear to back cover
$10
AW-20
Stephen King Library Calendar - 2010 - Fine
$10
AW-31
DT II: Drawing of the Three Viking 1st edition; F/F
$65
AW-32
DT II: Drawing of the Three Grant 2nd printing; Fine-/F
$50
AW-33
DT II: Drawing of the Three Grant 2nd printing; Fine-/F
$50
AW-34
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; NF-/F
$50
AW-35
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F
$65
AW-36
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F-
$60
AW-37
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F-
$60
AW-38
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F
$65
AW-41
DT III: Waste Lands (Grant) true 1st edition; NF- wear to spine + corners, DJ is NF-
$40
AW-43
DT III: Waste Lands (Grant) true 1st edition; F/F-
$70
AW-44
DT III: Waste Lands (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F-
$65
AW-46
Dark Tower Gift Edition - Gunslinger 3rd/DOTT 2nd/Waste Lands 1st in slipcase - Fine
$225
AW-47
Dark Tower Gift Edition - Gunslinger 3rd/DOTT 2nd/Waste Lands 1st in slipcase - Fine
$225
AW-48
Gunslinger 1st edition DJ ONLY - several varying condition from VG- to VG+...PLEASE ASK
prices vary
AW-49
Gunslinger 2nd edition DJ ONLY - several varying condition from VG- to VG+...PLEASE ASK
prices vary
     

 

Consigned Book

1st Edition inscribed Carrie...book is inscribed to John Anthony Miller, owner of the Phantom Bookshop in California and dated 11/5/90....book itself is Very Good+ condition, front/back boards and spine are vibrant but book has a spine lean and there is a large discoloration patch on rear black endpaper, otherwise very beautiful...stated First Edition with P6 code in gutter of last page.....original dust jacket is wonderful collectible condition with sharp corners and just a very modest amount of wear, rated Fine-....Very Nice Collectible ASSOCIATION COPY inscribed to CA bookseller, comes with a Letter of Assurance directly from John Anthony Miller.....$1900

 

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CONSIGNMENT - BOOKS WITH CONSIGNEE
 
CO-b
Talisman Gift Edition 2 volume set grey boards/slipcase; Fine/Fine
$242
CO-f
Pet Sematary 1st state Proof - less than 50 copies produced and consignee says this is best copy he has seen
$488
CO-i
Salem's Lot Cemetery Dance Proof - Near Fine
$300
CO-j
Shining Cemetery Dance Proof - Near Fine
$325
CO-n
Revival 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King in slipcase; F/F
$225
CO-p
Everything's Eventual PROOF - Fine
$118
CO-q
Regulators PROOF rarer 2nd state with "A" on the spine; Near Fine...much more rare than 1st state Proof
$360
CO-r
From a Buick 8 Letter "PC" copy in traycase; Fine
$1200
CO-t
Salem's Lot Gift edition (limitation 600) in traycase (no prints though)
$690
     

 

OTHER LISTINGS

DY-1
The Plant II partial proofs pages 29-34, + cleaned up manuscript, housed in specially made traycase (ask for pics if interested)
$2500

 

     
 
SPECIAL ITEMS/REDUCED PRICES
 
  BACKGROUND: Maryann Palumbo was a Stephen King "insider" and was the Senior Vice-President Marketing for Penguin USA from 1973-1998 and King's publicist. She worked on every King novel from Carrie in 1974 until he departed for Scribner in the 1980's. Maryann won Advertising Age's Top 100 Marketing award for her work on The Green Mile. Maryann was invited to and attended the Carrie 25th year celebration at Tavern on the Green in NYC when the New Lieutenant's Rap was issued as a "party favor". These are pretty incredible King collectibles from a woman who dealt directly with Steve on many novels. Consignee has all items.  
MAP-1
The Plant COMPLETE SET + Eyes of the Dragon RED# ALL INSCRIBED TO MARYANN PALUMBO...pictures below

$13,950!!

ON HOLD!

Plant I #132 - Near Fine condition with slight edgewear to front and back covers; inscribed "For Mary Ann - Hope this finds you well, and that you'll have a great 1983 - Be well Stephen King 1/8/83"
Plant II #125 - Fine- condition with very very slight wear to cover edges; inscribed "For Mary Ann- Hope your holidays have been pleasant, and that you'll have a great 1984. George Orwell? Who's he? Stephen King 12/23/83"

Plant III #119 - Fine (no discernable flaws) - inscribed "For Mary Ann Palumbo- Best wishes from all the crazies at Zenith House - and, of course, all the crazies at mine. Hope you'll have nothing but the best in '86. Tabby says hi- Steve King 12/23/85"

Eyes of the Dragon S/L RED #150 Fine/Fine - inscribed "For Mary Ann Palumbo - With lots of good wishes and thanks for all your hard work over the years - hope you'll like this little story, and that you'll have a great holiday season - All the best- Stephen King 12/6/84"
MAP-4
The Stand 1st edition (1978) - Very Good book (general overall wear) in similar VG DJ
$225
MAP-7
Thinner ABA Special Reading Copy/Proof; Fine- condition
$150 hold
MAP-11
Wolves of the Calla 1st trade hardcover (unsigned) F-/F-
$10
MAP-12
Night Shift later print hardcover (unsigned); Very Good book in similar VG DJ
$15
     

 

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OTHER COOL PRICE REDUCED ITEMS
 
     
LS-4
Legends 1st edition (contains LSOE short story); NF/NF
$15 sold
LS-13
Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon 1st edition HC; F/F
$15
LS-14
Stephen King Concordance (Dark Tower) volume 1 - Fine pb
$10
LS-15
Stephen King Concordance (Dark Tower) volume 2 - Fine pb
$10
LS-16
Misery 3rd draft screenplay - Fine
$10
LS-17
Graven Images hardcover book; intro by Stephen King - Fine
$15
     

 

PH-5
Stephen King From A-Z by George Beahm S/L #336 (signed by GB) - Fine/Fine
$45
     
MP-3
Blockade Billy 1st edition BRAND NEW in shrinkwrap in CD slipcase
$38! SOLD
MP-7
Talisman S/L #996 - books are Fine- with modest loss of color to Queen pics on the 2 volumes; slipcase is VG+ with a 2 inch split bottom seam at opening; faint sticker residue back corner and modest shelf wear - priced accordingly
$385!
MP-23
Dark Man Advanced Uncorrected Proof - blue cover; trade HC proof - Fine
$95! sold
MP-24
Secretary of Dreams Vol. II 1st proof - not bound separate sheets of each page
$115! sold
MP-25
Under the Dome US S/L - page block is meaningfully discolored as book was once wrapped in newsprint and printers ink transferred to page block, comes with the set of cards; cards all there but card holder is worn. Priced accordingly
$185!
MP-26
Double Feature - Owen King 1st edition flatsigned; perfect copy
$35!sold
     
     

 

LOOKING FOR #26 Gunslinger S/L...if you have it or know who does PLEASE contact me ASAP.

 

OLDER CONSIGNED BOOKS 5/31/15

 
LISTING IS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
 
PL-1
Secretary of Dreams I Gift Edition - Near Fine+, slight corner bump on rear slipcase spine
$200 sold
PL-4
Dark Tower IV Wizard & Glass S/L #907 STILL IN SHRINKWRAP
$700 sold
PL-7
Stephen King Trivia Book 1st edition hardcover; Fine/Fine
$25
PL-11
Dark Tower III The Waste Lands 1st trade (Grant) SILL IN SHRINKWRAP
$70 sold
PL-15
Nightmares & Dreamscapes UK Xmas Gift Edition; INSCRIBED "For Pat Lynn, All best wishes, Stephen King 5/3/94" book is Fine, slipcase is Near Fine, corner bump and gift edition sticker on slipcase was affixed a bit crookedly (though totally undamaged) - first copy I've seen signed!
$300
PL-17
Insomnia S/L #924; Fine in Fine- traycase small blemish to underside traycase
$375 sold
PL-19
Dark Tower II Drawing of the Three 1st edition (Grant); book is only Very Good with moderate spine lean; DJ, however is Fine
$50
PL-22
Colorado Kid 1st edition original paperback (true 1st edition); Fine-
$20 sold
PL-23
Blockade Billy 1st edition (no baseball card); Fine
$20 sold
PL-24
New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1st edition hardcover; contains the King story "Doctor's Case"; Fine/Fine
$40 sold
PL-28
The HouseNext Door S/L #172, softcover signed by King and Anne Rivers Siddens; Fine-
$170 sold
PL-30
Legends 1st UK edition; Fine/Fine slight toning to pageblock
$35 sold
PL-31
Prime Evil 1st edition hardcover; Fine book in Fine- DJ
$30 sold
PL-32
Night Visions 5 1st edition...includes The Reploids, Sneakers, Dedication; spine lean; Near Fine in Fine DJ
$25
PL-34
Kingpins - Tales from Inside the Mob 1st edition hardcover; includes King's story "The Wedding Gig"; Fine/Near Fine+
$25 sold
PL-35
Fear Itself 1st edition with forward by Stephen King; Fine/Fine
$35
PL-36
Shivers VII S/L (of 750); story "Weeds" by Stephen King, not signed by King; Fine/Fine
$50 sold
PL-40
Ideal Genuine Man 3rd printing; Fine/Fine
$10 sold
PL-41
Carrie Collector's Edition softcover Plume 1st; Near Fine+
$10 sold
PL-45
Desperation S/L #1527 STILL IN SHRINKWRAP
$300 sold
     

 

Introducing by popular demand:

BETTS BOOKS GIFT CERTIFICATES!

To purchase, please email me/call me with the amount you would like to spend and payment information.

(designed and produced by my friend Kris...TYSM; image of Father Callahan used with permission from renowned artist Michael Whelan....that's me as Callahan folks!)

 

 

 

 
Remaining Marked-Down (Again) Items From Supercollection + Some New Listings ***2/24/15
Original Price
New Reduced Price
cc3 Riding the Bullet (French paperback) - I have 1copy; Fine  
$10 each
cc8 Frankenstein oversized hardcover with Advanced Review Copy slip inside; unsigned Fine book in NF+ slipcase  
$95
cc9 Now and On Earth S/L #323 (of 400) - inscribed "For Bill Burgett. all best Stephen King 3/23/86" one month after publication date - Fine  
$225
cc10 Tales by Moonlight (intro by King) - labeled inside #P-1...1 of 52 copies - Fine  
$45 sold
cc11
Grimoire booklet S/L with no number written in - Fine
 
$30
       
cc94b Danse Macabre - Everest House 1981 Limited Ed 1 of 35 copies designated Publisher's Copy. No limitation page, signature or tipped in photo. Damage to slipcase Unsigned VG
$500
$315
cc99 Danse Macabre - MacDonald 1981 UK - 1st PB released at same time as HB Unsigned Fine
$200
$80
cc280

My Pretty Pony - Knopf Whitney 1989 US - Proof photocopy of manuscript - called proof copy - with letter from publisher to George Beahm stating this was an advance copy and dated January 31, 1989 -Unsigned Fine

$1,200
$675
cc287 Nightmares In The Sky - (1 copy available) - remainder mark
$50
$15
       
 
Manuscripts/Correspondence
   
       
cc691m Legends Package received from Robert Silverberg, book editior & contributor. It contains a copy of edited unbound manuscript that would be used for setting the book in type. Includes the original submission manuscripts from all contributors including, King's story "The Little Sisters of Eluria", edited & assembled by Silverberg. Proof copy with corrections by Silverberg before being transferred to master galley proofs. The manuscript that was delivered to TOR in agents (Ralph Vincenza) box. Complete SK correspondence file between King & Silverberg including letters, hologram letter from King talking about his story, copy of fax from King (on thermal paper, very fragile) discussing editorial comments. Signed Fine (was $19,000)

$19,000

$12,000
       
 
Anthologies
   
       
cc702 Best American Mystery Stories of the Century Houghlin Mifflin 2000 US - 1st HB Contains "Quitters" from Night Shift Unsigned Fine
$35
$7 sold
cc717 Chamber of Horrors Octopus Books 1984 UK - 1st HB Only hardcover edition. 1st hardcover appearance of "The Night of the Tiger" Unsigned Fine
$65
$30
cc723b Dark Forces - UK 1st - no price on DJ
$50
$17.50
cc750 Horror's 100 Best Books Carrol & Graf 1988 US - 1st PB Unsigned Fine
$15
$8
cc783 New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Carrol & Graf 1987 US - Bound Proof Unsigned Fine
$350
$150
cc785 New Beginnings Bloommsbury 2005 UK - 1st PB Contains an excerpt from Lisey's Story Unsigned Fine
$10
$3 sold
cc808 Science Fiction Weight Loss Book Crown Publishing 1983 US - 1st HB Contains "Quitters" from Night Shift Unsigned Fine
$25
$8 sold
cc0002 Tales Of The Dead - includes King story "Grey Matter" H/C
$25
$8 sold
cc842 Twists of the Tale Dell 1996 US - 1st PB signed by Ellen Datlow (ed). Contains "The Cat From Hell" Signed Fine
$25
$15 sold
cc847b Weird Tales #301 Summer 1991 US - 1st PB 2nd appearance of "It Grows On You" Unsigned Fine
$25
$8
cc860 7th World Fantasy Convention New Haven, CT 1981 - Signed by 5 - Fine
$125
$65
       
 
Introductions
   
       
cc99012 Boston - All Star Game - Official Program
$45
$15
cc897 Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories of Richard Matheson Tor 2002 US - 1st HB Unsigned Fine
$25
$8 sold
cc899 Now and On Earth Dennis McMillan Publisher 1986 Limited Ed #153 of 400 Unsigned Fine
$100
$65
cc911 Tales by Moonlight Robert T. Garcia Publishing 1983 US - 1st HB Unsigned Fine
$25
$8 sold
       
 
Books About Stephen King
   
       
cc1002 The Dark Tower Concordance - UK - Vol 1 - HC
$45
$8
cc1009 The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia Contemporary Books 1991 US - 1st PB Oversized trade paperback Unsigned Fine
$25
$8
cc1025 The Stephen King Companion GB Publishing 1989 Limited Ed #142 of 250 copies. Signed by all not King Signed Fine
$125
$60
   
 
 
Miscellaneous Items
   
       
cc003 Tales Of Witchcraft -
$25
$8
cc1143 The Stand Republic Pictures 1994 Promo - 4 VHS tapes in 2 cases in a white box with no letteringa box Unsigned Fine
$75
$32.50
cc1351 Anti- Hero - comic
$15
$4
ccm18 ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS - Presents Stephen King - 1980
$15
$8
ccm19 HEROS FOR HOPE - X-MEN - King contribution to comic for Famine Relief - 1985
$15
$8
ccm33 STUDIES IN WEIRD FICTION 5 - King section included.
$15
$4 sold
ccm35 IMAGI-MOVIES - Vol 1 Number 1 - Needful Things & The Stand
$10
$4

 

 

     
RP1
Startling Mystery Stories - Reaper's Image (King's second published story) - Fine-
$210
RP3
Omnibus of Shining, Salem's Lot, Nightshift, Carrie HC book, leatherette cover, no DJ as issued
$20 sold
RP4
Gerald's Game ABA proof - spine has wear/fading
$17 sold
JOE HILL TITLES
RP5
Gunpowder S/L "PC" - Fine
$105 sold

 

(1) COMPLETE Legends Package received from Robert Silverberg, book editior & contributor. It contains a copy of edited unbound manuscript that would be used for setting the book in type. Includes the original submission manuscripts from all contributors (meaning all authors in addition to King!) including, King's story "The Little Sisters of Eluria", edited & assembled by Silverberg. Proof copy with corrections by Silverberg before being transferred to master galley proofs. The manuscript that was delivered to TOR in agent's (Ralph Vincenza) box. Complete SK correspondence file between King & Silverberg including letters, hologram letter from King talking about his story, copy of fax from King (on thermal paper, very fragile) discussing editorial comments. Signed Fine

$12,000

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  SC Consignment updated 5/23/15  
SC-ii
The Shining S/L (need to check number) - as New from publisher
$799
SC-iii
Double Feature S/L #408 - Owen King's first S/L book (King's youngest son) - new in shrinkwrap in slipcase
$115
SC-iv
Grave Tales #7 from Cemetery Dance - contains Joe Hill story "Rustle" - New
$115
SC-v
The Ocean at the End of the Road - Neil Gaiman S/L - deluxe signed edition never opened in box
$200
SC-vii
Dark Man Trade hardcover from Cemetery Dance - new in shrinkwrap
$55
     
SC-E
Doctor Sleep S/L "PC" - as new
$585
SC-G
Battleground HC book in shrinkwrap
$81 sold
SC-H
Joyland trade hardcover - as New
$135 sold
SC-I
The Cape promo package by Joe Hill - as new 1copy left
$81
SC-O
DT V Wolves of the Calla 1st edition trade FLATSIGNED by Stephen King Fine/Fine
$405
SC-P
DT VI Song of Susannah 1st edition trade FLATSIGNED by Stephen King - front endpaper damaged near the binding upper corner, piece of tape there Near Fine/Fine
$200 sold
SC-11
American Gods - Neil Gaiman - Easton Press (in shrinkwrap)
$157 sold
SC-13
The Dropper - Ron McLarty Lettered edition 19-S (Cemetery Dance)
$144
SC-14
Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons S/L #84 (Dark Harvest)
$121
SC-23
Danse Macabre 1st edition inscribed "For Ken, best Stephen King 6/3/83; Book has some wrinkling on spine; DJ wear to corners NF+/NF+
$285
SC-28
Blockade Billy 1st edition still in shrinkwrap
$58 sold
SC-29
Locke & Key #1 IDW Publishing comic CGC Graded 9.8 slabbed - signed Best Joe Hill
$148 sold
SC-30
Locke & Key #2 IDW Publishing comic CGC Graded 9.8 slabbed - signed Best Joe Hill
$121
SC-31
Locke & Key #3 IDW Publishing comic CGC Graded 9.8 slabbed - signed Joe Hill '08
$108
SC-33
Heart-Shaped Box 5th printing - signed Joe Hill 3/5/07
$27 sold
SC-34
Better Than Home 2nd printing chapbook - Fine
$31
SC-37
Firestarter UK edition - no price on DJ (not a 1st edition)
$3 sold
SC47
Insomnia 1st edition inscribed "For Lori all the best Stephen King 1/24/95" F-/F
$185 sold
SC59
Horns (Joe Hill) 1st trade edition signed by Joe Hill F/F
$63 sold
SC60
Horns (Joe Hill) 1st trade edition signed by Joe Hill F/F
$63
SC64
Locke & Key (Joe Hill) vol 2 Head Games softcover signed by Joe Hill
$63
SC73
The Stand 1st edition NF+ book, VG dust jacket, chipping on edges, small loss of DJ in 3 places
$185 sold
SC74
The Hollow Man - Dan Simmons 1st edition flatsigned F/F-
$40
SC75
Horns - Joe Hill 1st edition inscribed Aw Hell.... Fine/Fine
$63 sold
SC77
IT 1st edition - Fine-...slight discoloration to page block Fine DJ
$50 sold
SC80
Horns 1st edition signed Best Joe Hill Fine
$63sold
SC82
Locke & Key volume 4 HC, signed "Locke On Joe Hill"
$40
     

 

 

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***SPECIAL CONSIGNMENT***

Original Artwork from Renowned Stephen King artist Don Maitz!!

Don Maitz has twice won a Hugo Award as Best Professional Artist,

Science Fiction's highest honor for an artist. Don has illustrated several King novels,

most notably Desperation and Talisman

For sale below are two original art pieces by Don:

PERILS

ORIGINAL ART BY DON MAITZ 20 "X 26" ACRYLIC ON MASONITE FRAMED

$2,750

 

Reproduced in Donald M. Grant Publishing's illustrated first edition, Volume two of THE TALISMAN

from Stephen King & Peter Straub.

Depicting ore mining in the territories as observed by the main characters.

 

DESPERATION THE WELL

ORIGINAL ART BY DON MAITZ 18" X 25" OIL ON MASONITE FRAMED

$6,500

Donald M. Grant Publishing illustrated first edition of Desperation

This represents the final confrontation scene in Desperation where the the mystery

inhabiting the cave within the haunted mine appears. The heroic intruder must destroy the presence or all is lost.


 

 

GUNSLINGER PRINTS AVAILABLE

From Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower. Two of Michael Whelan's stunning illustrations are now available as signed and numbered limited edition prints.
"The Crimson King" and "The Dark Tower"

 

 

ART WORK/PORTFOLIOS ARE SOLD UNFRAMED.

CRIMSON KING - Overall size is about 32" X 22" - Signed and numbered. - Only 500 copies will be done -
$195.00
THE DARK TOWER - Overall size is 20" X 32" - Signed and numbered - THIS IS FANTASTIC!
$195.00
GUNSLINGER ON THE BEACH- Pictured below - Overall size is 32" X 22" - signed and numbered
$195.00
LEGENDS - Pictured below - Overall size is 35" X 24" - Signed & numbered by Michael Whelan
$195.00

 


The Michael Whelan print that was originally the back cover art work on the Gunslinger dust jacket is now available as a signed and numbered limited edition. Titled "Gunslinger on The Beach", Only 500 were done, each signed by Michael. "Legends" featuring Roland stepping through one of the doorways was originally done in the book "Legends" and has been reworked for this print. Don't wait, these will sell out fast!

 

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