CURRENT INVENTORY

 
     

Updated 2-21-17 10:13 am

 

The search for a new full-time job continues.

 

I will be closed Sunday Feb 26th through Sun March 5 for my first real vacation in more than a year.

 

I have a couple small consignments listed below. Caught up 99% on emails....

 

New 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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RR-1
IT 25th Anniversary Gift Edition; book and slipcase both Fine!
$425 sold
RR-2
Salem's Lot Gift Edition (Cemetery Dance); Fine book in Fine slipcase
$125 sold
RR-3
Dark Forces 25th Anniversary S/L "PC" copy not signed by King (King did not sign ANY version of this book); Fine book in Fine traycase...offered at ISSUE PRICE years ago!
$200
RR-4
Thinner Gift Edition #745 (PS Publishing); DJ cover is one of old gypsy/car,,,offered less than issue price! Fine/Fine
$75 sold
RR-5
Skeleton Crew Gift Edition #403 (PS Publishing); Fine/Fine...offered less than issue price
$65
RR-6
20th Century Ghosts S/L #90 of 200 (PS Publishing)...Fine/Fine signed by Joe Hill and others
$150 sold
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
RR-8
Carrie Gift Edition #269 (PS Publishing)...Fine/Fine selling less than issue price
$90
RR-9
Shining Gift Edition (SubPress) with Vinnie Chong sketchbook; Fine/Fine
$99
RR-10
Shining Folio Society Edition; this one signed by Stephen King 1/100 done; book is Fine, slipcase has a small scrunch to one corner.
$450 sold
RR-11
Carrie Gift Edition (Cemetery Dance) - Fine book; DJ has a slight crinkle to one corner of rear top...
$75
     
AW-1
Gunslinger 3rd edition (Donald Grant Publ.) - brand spankin new! Fine/Fine TIGHT!
$100 sold
AW-2
Gunslinger 3rd edition (Donald Grant Publ.) - brand spankin new! Fine/Fine TIGHT!
$100
AW-3
Shining Gift Edition (SubPress) still in shrinkwrap + Vinnie Chong sketchbook (I have more than 1 copy as new)
$100
AW-4
Shining Gift Edition (SubPress) not in shrink + Vinnie Chonk sketchbook; Fine/Fine
$90
AW-5
11/22/63 S/L in aftermarket slipcase; book is still shrinkwrapped! Fine/Fine
$375 sold
AW-6
Marvel Gunslinger Born hardcover SIGNED by Stephen King on front cover in silver sharpie....King signed 100 of these books which were distributed to various comic book sellers the night before the launch. I got my personal copy at a midnight premier of this book. Fine/Fine
$250sold
AW-7
Shining S/L #73 (SubPress) - this copy has a Fine traycase and book was issued WITHOUT a Dust Jacket...Some DJs came into being due to a problem with rubbing/staining to the traycase and SubPress issued a DJ to those requesting one to mitigate the rubbing/staining issue. This traycase has no DJ and no staining as originally issued
$499 sold
AW-8
IT 1st edition 1986 - Near Fine book with some wear to boards/spine in a Fine- dust jacket
$65 sold
AW-9
Waste Lands Viking 1st edition reissue, full number line and price on DJ; there is one small abrasion to top of page block, otherwise Fine
$60
AW-10
Waste Lands 1st edition (Donald Grant Publ. original); Fine book in Fine- DJ
$75
AW-11
Wind Through the Keyhole UK S/L #191 of 200 produced; Fine in Fine slipcase
$350 sold
AW-12
Gunslinger 1st edition Viking reissue; Fine- book with slight wea to the boards in a Fine DJ; full # line and DJ priced
$85
AW-13
Gunslinger 1st edition Viking reissue; Fine book in a Fine DJ; full # line and DJ priced
$90
AW-14
Drawing of the Three Viking reissue; Fine- book in Fine DJ; full #line and DJ priced
$60
AW-15
Waste Lands 1st edition (Donald Grant Publ. original); Near Fine- book has a tear to front endpaper upper spine and smudge to pageblock; DJ has wear to three corners, this Near Fine
$55 hold
AW-16
Waste Lands 1st edition (Donald Grant Publ. original); Fine/Fine
$80 hold
AW-17
The Stand 1st edition 1978 original; Near Fine book with wear to gilt lettering on spine and boards; DJ is Near Fine
$275 layaway
AW-18
Dark Tower VII 1st trade edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King; white stain to front board (black) thus Near Fine- book in a Fine DJ
$250 layaway
AW-19
Dark Tower VII Artist Edition signed by artist Michael Whelan; Fine/Fine
$65
AW-20
Dark Tower VII Artist Edition signed by artist Michael Whelan; Fine/Fine
$65
AW-21
IT Lettered DJ brand new unused in a tube (I have 2 copies) 1 copy left
$45 ea
AW-22
Gunslinger 2nd edition DJ newish- very very slight wear - unused in a tube
$175 sold
AW-23
Drawing of the Three 1st edition DJ (Grant original 1st edition) new unused in a tube (4 copies)
$30 ea SOLD
AW-24
Drawing of the Three 1st edition DJ (Grant original 1st edition) unused but one panel got folded so has a crease - in a tube
$20 sold
     
David-1 20th Century Ghosts Anniversary Lettered "E" (PS Publishing); only 26 Lettered copies done; have not seen ANY copies appear on ABE.com or eBay even; signed by Joe Hill. NICE BOOK in traycase $799
David-2 Gunslinger 2nd edition (Donald Grant Publ.) - book is Fine, DJ is Near Fine with a bit of wear...HARDER TO FIND NOW! $275 sold
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

***IMPORTANT CHANGE***

My accounting software (Quickbooks) now REQUIRES that I enter security code when processing credit cards...VISA/MC are 3-digit codes and AMEX is 4 digits.

I may be asking you for this code on your next order if I do not already have it!

 

 

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

 

I WORK ANOTHER JOB FROM MIDNIGHT TO 10AM WEEKDAYS, SO BETTS BUSINESS TYPICALLY IS DONE LATE MORNING/WEEKDAY 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

 

WELCOME TO 2017 CRAZY PRICE SALE!!!

     
BB-1
IT Lettered! "PC" copy as new straight from publisher Cemetery Dance PLUS Matching IT Portfolio "PC", also brand new straight from publisher Cemetery Dance...ONLY A HANDFUL OF IT LETTERED EDITIONS HAVE HIT THE MARKET! (SEE PICTURES BELOW)

$3200!!one set avail!

was $4199

BB-3
Full Dark No Stars Gift edition WITH 3 remarques and a signed card from Glen Chadbourne....remarques by Jill Bauman, Glen Chadbourne, Alan Clark (see pics below)

$299!

was $350

BB-5

Carrie Deluxe CD Anniversary issue #122 with remarque; F/F (see pics below)

$139 sold

was $195

BB-6
Wind Through the Keyhole S/L #160 - This book will serve as a placeholder to buy the NEXT Dark Tower S/L #160 IF King writes another Dark Tower story (I personally believe he WILL write the Jerricho Hill tale, especially with the Dark Tower Movie being released in Julky 2017)
$850 sold
BB-8
Night Shift 1st edition 1978 Doubleday hardcover; Fine- book in a Near Fine DJ; closed tear to back cover, modest chipping top of spine DJ
$750
BB-9
HOT ITEM***Charlie the Choo Choo 1st US edition (full number line 24681097531) with printed bar code AND Simon & Schuster info on back cover - PERFECT condition (more than 1 copy available)
$25
BB-10
HOT ITEM***Charlie the Choo Choo ANOMOLY US 1st edition (number line 10987654321) with sticker bar code and MISSING Simon & Schuster info on back cover - PERFECT (3 copies for sale)
$60 SOLD OUT
BB-11
Cycle of the Werewolf 1st trade edition in aftermarket Cycle of the Werewolf (printed on brown slipcase) slipcase; Book is Fine- in a Near Fine DJ....excellent collectible in slipcase!
$250
BB-17
End of Watch TRUE 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King; F/F
$225
BB-18
Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King; hard to find authentic! F/F
$275 hold
BB-19
Borderlands 5 S/L #326; F/F in slipcase

$199

was $250

BB_20
He is Legend Proof; Fine

$50

was $75

BB-25
Hearts in Suspension 1st edition (only 30,000 copies produced) FLATSIGNED by Stephen King with program from event DAY BEFORE PUBLICATION! - Brand New! Only signing event, VERY FEW COPIES FOR SALE!

$450

was $499

BB-33
Contraband I - super rare pamphlet publication from 1971 (3 years before Carrie was published); Stephen spelled wrong too...Stephan King....SIGNED by authors Burt Hatlen and Jim Bishop...Fine- condition (see pics below)
$750 sold
BB-34
The Fireman USA 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Joe Hill (King's son); Joe's latest novel (I've read it and it is VERY good reading!)...I got these personally signed by Joe on NIGHT BEFORE PUBLICATION in May 2016 at event in Portsmouth NH! (I have more than 1 copy)

$29

was $35

BB-38
The Stephen King Companion (October 2015) hardcover signed by author George Beahm AND myself, David Williamson (I have a 2-page interview in the book). BRAND NEW!

$19

was $25

BB-39
"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
BB-41
Cemetery Dance Magazine - Neil Gaiman visits with Stephen King (4 copies) NEW
$1 ea
BB-42
Floating Dragon US Proof - Peter Straub; there is a Straub 2/7 in black marker on bottom of page block, otherwise NF+
$1
BB-47
***The Cure - obscure 1st ever story publication by Owen King in a little known chap/booklet called One Story based out of Brooklyn NY; FLATSIGNED by Owen King---FINE!
$40 I have 1 copy left
BB-48
***The Cure - obscure 1st ever story publication by Owen King in a little known chap/booklet called One Story based out of Brooklyn NY; unsigned copy---FINE!
$25 I have 1 copy left
BB-49
Revival 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King - as new F/F
$225
 
DARK TOWER BOOKS
 
BB-57
Waste Lands 1st edition Grant - FLATSIGNED by artist Ned Dameron; (I have 5, now 2 copies; all with minor flaws either to book or DJ....seems like every time I ship NEW books to Ned they get little bumps and bruises)...STILL RARE TO FIND FLATSIGNED BY NED! Books and DJ no worse than Near Fine
$125
BB-58
Drawing of the Three 1st edition Grant - FLATSIGNED by artist Phil Hale (I have 5 copies...all appear to be Fine/Fine!)
$125
BB-60
Wind Through the Keyhole 1st trade edition - full number line; Fine/Fine - not easy to find!
$35
     

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I have some new items posted below:

 

#3 Legacies Lettered "QQ" Fine book in Fine leather traycase; signed by Stephen King and many other authors....NOW $699.....WAS $750...

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JM-1
Dark Tower Set: Gunslinger 1st Grant edition (book Fine-, DJ Fine- slight wear head/heel spine+corners); DT II S/L #634 (Fine/Fine); DT III S/L #410 (Fine/Fine); DT IV - VII, LSOE (both S/L and Artist) + WTTKH S/Ls all #326 (below 500!)...books DT V, VI, VII, LSOE S/L, LSOE AE, WTTKH S/L still in original shrinkwrap! 10 items in all!

REDUCED

$5,499

 
NEW CONSIGNMENT - BOOKS WITH CONSIGNEE
 
CO-a
Skeleton Crew S/L - small bump to slipcase/book lower right corner, still a great copy!
$625
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-h
Stand Uncut Edition UK PROOF - SIGNED by Stephen King; ony a handful of copies known to exist and this likely is only signed copy!; Very Good condition
$3900
CO-i
Salem's Lot Cemetery Dance Proof - Near Fine
$300
CO-j
Shining Cemetery Dance Proof - Near Fine
$325
CO-k
Doctor Sleep UK S/L #138/200 (real King signature, NOT a facsimile); F/F
$395
CO-l
Doctor Sleep 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King; Fine
$250
CO-m
Regulators S/L #323; check made out to Claudell Weemis for $60 for Gold Tooth; F/F
$999
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-s
Secretary of Dreams I and II Lettered "TT" - both volumes "TT" - avail less than issue price!
$2600
CO-t
Salem's Lot Gift edition (limitation 600) in traycase (no prints though)
$690
CO-u
The Shining ORIGINAL DOUBLEDAY PROOF - SIGNED by Stephen King on November 6, 2016 (see picture below)
$17,500
     
 

PRICE REDUCTIONS TAKEN TO PG CONSIGNMENT BELOW!

NEWER CONSIGNMENT from the UK - ***he has books in UK and will ship to me for inspection/completion of order upon a firm order request. If you are located in UK or Europe, he will ship you directly. Listed Prices account for some shipping cost to me built in.

 
   
REDUCED!!
PG-1
Dark Tower COMPLETE SAME-NUMBER S/L set #157 - Gunslinger thru Wind Through the Keyhole all #157; all books Fine in Fine slipcase/traycases; incredibly rare complete Dark Tower set; movie to be released July 2017!
$14,250 sold
PG-3
Dark Tower set: DT IV, DT V, VI, VII, LSOE, LSOE (AE), WTTKH ALL #281 - Fine condition all books
$4,180
PG-4
RARE Dark Tower Viking 1st editions reissue ALL SIGNED BY STEPHEN KING; DT Viking I-IV all fine condition
$2,850
PG-4A
Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla 1st edition flatsigned by Stephen King; F/F
$300
PG-5
Talisman S/L #115 + Black House S/L #115 + Talisman/BH Artist Edition #115 - all 3 Fine condition and MATCHING NUMBERS of complete set!
$1,140
PG-9
Quietly Now S/L #195 - Fine
$235
PG-11
Borderlands 5 S/L #455 - Fine
$235
PG-14
Full Dark No Stars S/L #53 with 2 full page remarques by Glen Chadbourne - Fine
$715 on layaway
PG-16
Doctor Sleep (UK) S/L #66 with full page Vinnie Chong "LAST BREATH" remarque; slipcase has slight creasing to top right corner (mfg flaw?)
$570
PG-19
Wind Through the Keyhole UK S/L (limitation only 200) S/L #129 - Fine
$380
PG-26
Insomnia S/L #978 - Fine
$380
     
     

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HOLIDAY 2016 Pricing Specials

NEW! TN-1
Dolan's Cadillac Letter "J"! in slipcase as issued! ONLY 26 produced...I've only seen 1 copy since I've owned Betts (7 years); two noticeable rubbing flaws to edge of book; Near Fine, priced accordingly
$2700
BD-B
Bill Hodges SIGNED TRILOGY - Mr. Mercedes 1st edition flatsigned SK; Finders Keepers 1st edition flatsigned SK and End of Watch 1st edition flatsigned SK; all books Fine/Fine
$1600 sold
BD-1
Salem's Lot 1st edition FLATSIGNED to title page and dated 11/23/09. Very Good+ book in Good+ original DJ $7.95 with Father Callahan (3rd state DJ). Original owner's name to front end paper. Great deal for a true Salem's flatsigned 1st edition

$1150

was $1295

BD-2
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.

$650

was $750

BD-3
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. Page block excellent, sharp corners, all around very nice condition

$795

was $950

BD-4
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 Richard Coburn- with best wishes Stephen King 4/2/90"

$450

was $550

BD-6
Gunslinger 2nd edition (Grant) inscribed "To Fred--All the best Stephen King 1/31/94"...Fine/Fine

$685

was $695

BD-8
The Talisman 1st edition DOUBLE SIGNED inscribed front end paper "To Andrea- Take care of your cat- he sounds like a square-shooter. Best, Stephen King 11/23/84" ALSO flatsigned by Peter Straub to title page....Near Fine/Near Fine. Rare double-signed 1st!

$395

was $425

BD-21
Desperation 1st edition inscribed "To Mary, All the best, Stephen King"...Near Fine book light shelf wear/ Fine
$225
BD-25
Just After Sunset 1st edition FLATSIGNED Stephen King...Fine/Fine
$275
BD-26
Full Dark No Stars 1st edition FLATSIGNED Stephen King...Fine/Fine
$275
 
SIGNED LIMITED EDITIONS
BD-30
Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah S/L #140 in slipcase....Fine/Fine

$525 hold

was $595

BD-34
Dolan's Cadillac S/L #PC....Fine (guessing this is marbled board S/L of 250, need to check)

$625

was $750

BD-36
He is Legend S/L #PC; signed by King and MANY authors....Fine/Fine

$350

was $395

BD-37
Under the Dome S/L (none were numbered); flatsigned Stephen King....book only. no cards or belly band; F/F

$175

was $225

 
BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS - YOU WON'T EVER SEE PRICES THIS LOW...EVER!!
 
     
     

 

NEWER 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

 

 

NEWER ITEMS + NEW PRICES

SEE BELOW!!!

***THE CANDY STORE IS NOW OPEN!!!!!

 

     
 
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!!

REDUCED

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
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-1
Blaze 1st edition new in aftermarket Blaze slipcase; F/F
$25 sold
LS-2
Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon pop-up book; Fine-
$15 sold
LS-3
Misery 1st edition; NF/Fine-
$10 sold
LS-4
Legends 1st edition (contains LSOE short story); NF/NF
$15
LS-5
Night Visions 5 1st edition in cellophane - appears Fine
$15 sold
LS-6
Green Mile pb in shrinkwrap in slipcase
$10 sold
LS-7
Duma Key 1st edition; F-/F-
$10 sold
LS-8
Regulators 1st edition; NF/NF
$10 sold
LS-9
Skeleton Cew 1st edition; NF/NF
$15 sold
LS-10
Nightmares & Dreamscapes 1st edition; NF-/NF
$10 sold
LS-11
Gerald's Game 1st edition; F-/NF
$10 sold
LS-12
Dark Half 1st edition; NF-/NF
$8 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-2
Prime Evil S/L "PC" US version of 1000 produced; book is Fine; traycase has two tiny indentations on the top
$250
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!
     
XX-1
Joyland Lettered "M" - only 26 produced; has very small corner bump to left bottom of traycase; book inside still sealed
$5549
     

 

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 layaway
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
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
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
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 hold
SC-H
Joyland trade hardcover - as New
$135
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
SC-29
Locke & Key #1 IDW Publishing comic CGC Graded 9.8 slabbed - signed Best Joe Hill
$148
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
SC59
Horns (Joe Hill) 1st trade edition signed by Joe Hill F/F
$63
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
$63
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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