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Updated 11-24-17 3:27pm

 

BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY SALE ITEMS

#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....$2,999

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#2... The Plant II partial proofs pages 29-34, + cleaned up manuscript, housed in specially made traycase (ask for pics if interested)

Re-Priced LOWER, Now at....$2,500

#3... Secretary of Dreams vol. I and II Gift (unsigned) edition in slipcases. These were issued by Cemetery Dance several years ago and both volumes are in Fine/Fine condition.

Priced at....$275 sold

#4... Wind Through the Keyhole AE in slipcase WITH 1/19 Jae Lee original remarques....LONG SOLD OUT by Grant Publishing who offered these at $500 each.

Priced at....$499

#5... Cycle of the Werewolf 1st trade edition....book itself is Fine-, no real signs of wear. DJ is VG+ with some edgewear, wear to spin3, closed tears.

Priced at....$175

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#6... Wind Through the Keyhole S/L "PC" copy WITH original Jae Lee full Roland remarque....still in original shrinkwrap from Grant Publishing.

Priced at....$975 sold

#7... Authentically signed Goodwins Champions card....truth is I bought 2 and don't need 2. Offered for much less than I paid.

Priced at....$350 sold

#8... Gunslinger 1st edition 1982 Grant Publishing....Book has mottled boards front and back with white dots (not sure what caused this...see pic below)...call it VG+ because of this; DJ is also VG+ with general wear but still in decent collectible shape.

Priced at....$425 sold

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#9... Sleeping Beauties UK S/L #192....Fine-book in Fine- slipcase.

Priced at....$425 sold

#10... Sins of the Father S/L #223 (signed by Stephen King (he did the intro) AND rare Sins of the Father Proof...other than sun fade stripe across the top of proof is perfect.

Priced at....$375 for both sold

#10... Thinner ABA Proof - NICE SHAPE!

Priced at....$125

#11... Thinner ABA Proof - Has creases to front cover, back cover NICE!

Priced at....$65

 

OTHER BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY SALE/REPRICED ITEMS

 

NS-1
The House Next Door S/L#271; signed by Stephen King/Anne River Siddons...book was profuced years ago by Betts Books!; Fine- condition
$200
AD-1
Complete Dark Tower S/L set: Gunslinger S/L #472 - book and DJ are Fine, slipcase has some sun fade to spine and bottom - Near Fine; DT II-WTTKH S/Ls are all #238, all Fine/Fine except DT II slipcsase has a slight indentation in one spot.
$9900
AD-3
Night Shift 1st edition Doubleday (true 1st) - book is NF- with embossed library stamp (CGB) on front free end paper, slight wear to spine, some modest indentations to back board; DJ is NF, same indentations on back cover and slight overall wear - Nice looking copy of a very hard to find true 1st!
$499
AD-7
IT UK 1st edition; book is Very Good and has a split in the cover/spine and toned page block (nearly all copies do); DJ is pretty nice one, call it NF
$49 sold
AD-8
Horns 1st edition by Joe Hill - SIGNED "Best Joe Hill"; F/F
$49
AD-9
Heart-Shaped Box 5th printing - SIGNED Joe Hill 3-5-07"...remainder mark on bottom of page block
$23
     
JT-1
Green Mile #1 (paperback) 1st edition signed by artist Mark Geyer (plus bookmark)
$20
JT-2
11/22/63 Hodder Limited Edition 1/8700 with facsimile King signature; has DVD/Sealed - as new
$130
JT-3
Thinner - Thetford 1st edition with DJ band; VG+ in VG+ DJ - some spine separation
$15
JT-4
Quietly Now S/L #316 - Fine
$170
JT-5
Dark Man - Trade hardcover edition with Chadbourne bookmark + Proof copy; both Fine
$130
JT-6
DT II: Drawing of the Three signed by both Stephen King and Phil Hale; F/F
$400 sold
JT-7
World Fantasy hardcover (7th Con) inscribed "For Cathy, Best wishes Stephen King 3/19/90" there is an ink name on same page
$250
JT-8
Postscripts #10 signed hardcover version - signed by Stephen King, Joe Hill and others; F/F
$175
JT-9
Postscripts #10 slipcased hardcover S/L #110; there is wear to gold slipcase; book is Fine
$200
JT-10
Stand 1st edition 1978 with previous owner's inscription; Very Good book in Very Good DJ
$200
JT-11
The Shining Folio UK edition - still sealed
$99 sold
JT-12
Six Stories S/L - book not numbered; this was King's lawyer's (David Leen) copy; inscribed "For David Leen, Best wishes for happy holidays from me and everyone at WKIT" Stephen King 12/97 ; comes with provenence letter from Bangor Public Library that book was donated as part of a fundraiser- Fine
$800 sold
JT-13
Fantasy & Science Fiction December 1990 - Special Stephen King issue; flatsigned by Stephen King on back cover; Fine
$150 hold
JT-14
From a Buick 8 - Hodder advance proof - FLATSIGNED by Stephen King - rare!; Fine
$500
JT-15
Carrie 1st edition; book is Fine and dust jacket is Near Fine
$800 sold
JT-16
Talisman US uncorrected proof; Fine
$150
JT-17
Salem's Lot 1st edition with second state Cody error DJ; book itself is Fine-...DJ has edgewear and a chunk missing from spine/front cover area, otherwise in very nice shape
$750 sold
JT-18
Contraband #2 + various other Contraband (non-King) publications; Fine
$475
JT-19
The Complete Stephen King by James van Hise
$20
JT-20
Secretary of Dreams II S/L #543; Fine in Fine traycase
$375 hold
JT-21
Tabitha Jean restaurant menu + Tshirt
$75
JT-22
Dead Zone - Charnwood Large Type version
$30
JT-23a
Regulators S/L #289 with check mde out to Andrew Keene for 2 lids or red for $25; there is slight wear to toy box picture +++...sold as a set
$950 hold
JT-23b Desperation S/L #254 (Fine in Fine traycase)
$300 hold
JT-24
Borderlands Proof (paperback); Fine unread
$125
JT-25
IT - French box set; shows moderate wear, Near Fine-
$25
JT-26
Master's Choice 1st edition signed by author Lawrence Block; inscribed "To Jim All best Lawrence Block"
$5
     
     

 

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

 

 

 

NEW CONSIGNMENT/LISTINGS

 

AD-1
Complete Dark Tower S/L set: Gunslinger S/L #472 - book and DJ are Fine, slipcase has some sun fade to spine and bottom - Near Fine; DT II-WTTKH S/Ls are all #238, all Fine/Fine except DT II slipcsase has a slight indentation in one spot.
$9900
AD-2
Sleeping Beauties UK S/L #196 - Fine/Fine, no real issues like may have
$699 sold
AD-3
Night Shift 1st edition Doubleday (true 1st) - book is NF- with embossed library stamp (CGB) on front free end paper, slight wear to spine, some modest indentations to back board; DJ is NF, same indentations on back cover and slight overall wear - Nice looking copy of a very hard to find true 1st!
$699
AD-4
Salem's Lot 1st edition Doubleday, 2nd state DJ with Father Cody error in traycase from stephenkingcollector.com: Book is Near Fine with some discoloration to page block (but remember book is from 1974!), small corner wear to board edges and spine; Dust Jacket is Near Fine- with overall edgewear/wear but no missing pieces, actually quite decent for such a fragile cover.
$750 sold
AD-5
Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands 1st Grant edition; F/F
$75 sold
AD-6
Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands 1st Grant edition; F/F
$75 sold
AD-7
IT UK 1st edition; book is Very Good and has a split in the cover/spine and toned page block (nearly all copies do); DJ is pretty nice one, call it NF
$75
AD-8
Horns 1st edition by Joe Hill - SIGNED "Best Joe Hill"; F/F
$65
AD-9
Heart-Shaped Box 5th printing - SIGNED Joe Hill 3-5-07"...remainder mark on bottom of page block
$35
     
Betts-1
Strange Weather 1st edition - BRAND NEW Joe Hill FLATSIGNED at Haverhill MA event; F/F
$45
Betts-2
Strange Weather 1st edition - BRAND NEW Joe Hill - unsigned; F/F
$30
Betts-3
The Fireman UK S/L #348 PS Publishing in slipcase signed Joe Hill; As New
$90
Betts-5
Sleeping Beauties 1st UK edition (1 on copyright page); F/F
$35
Betts-6
Sleeping Beauties 4th UK edition (4 on copyright page); F/F
$10
Betts-9
Revival 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King; F/F
$250 hold
Betts-14
My Pretty Pony 1st - poor man's copy - cardboard slipcase has moderate wear and book inside is NF
$50 hold
     

 

 

 

BRI-1
Desperation S/L #917 - Fine/Fine $300 sold
BRI-2
The Regulators S/L #84 - check made out to Julie Lowry for Mi-dol; Fine book in Fine- toy box with very slight edgewear/shelfwear
$950 SOLD
BRI-3
Skeleton Crew S/L #921 - Fine/Fine
$650 sold
BRI-4
Six Stories S/L #196; Fine book in Fine-slipcase (tiny wear to top)
$850 sold
BRI-5
Cujo S/L #315; Fine/Fine
$725 sold
BRI-6
The Eyes of the Dragon S/L #755; book is Near Fine with some fade to gilt on spine and slight gap top of binding...slipcase is Near Fine with some general wear
$650 sold
BRI-7
Insomnia S/L #230; Fine/Fine
$375 hold
BRI-8
The Talisman S/L #271; Books: vol I is ine...vol. 2 slight wear to Queen picture and a small discoloration to cover Fine-; slipcase is Near Fine- with shelfwear and some discoloration
$599 sold
BRI-9
Bag of Bones UK S/L #1809; Fine/Fine
$250 sold
BRI-10
Carrie 1st edition (1974) inscribed "For Scott Best, Stephen King"; book is Fine (very sweet book) and Dust Jacket is lovely with one exception, a slight stain on spine just above words Stephen King, otherwise Fine
$1600 sold
BRI-11
Dark Tower II: Drawing of the Three 1st edition Grant; Fine-/Fine-
$75
BRI-12
Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands 1st edition Grant; Fine in Fine- DJ (slight wear inner flap/bottom)
$75
BRI-13
Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands S/L #917; Fine in Fine slipcase (very vibrant slipcase)
$600 SOLD
BRI-14
Dark Tower IV: Wizard & Glass S/L #917; Fine 2 volume set in Fine slipcase
$700 sold
BRI-15
Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla S/L #917; Fine 2 volume set in Fine slipcase
$375 sold
BRI-16
Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah S/L #917; Fine still in shrinkwrap
$375 sold
BRI-17
Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower S/L #917; Fine 2 volume set in Fine slipcase
$375 sold
BRI-18
Black House S/L #271 (matches Talisman); Fine/Fine
$300 sold
BRI-19
The Talisman/Black House Gift Edition #2010 (signed by artist Rick Berry); Fine still in shrinkwrap
$85 sold
   

 

 

NEWER LISTINGS/NEW CONSIGNMENTS/UPDATED ITEMS

     
 
These next few items come from Kate Clark who worked at Donald Grant Publishing for ~ 10 years
 
KC-7
Desperation Gift Edition in slipcase - inscribed "For Kate Clark with best wishes Stephen King 1/30/97"; SUPER RARE to find signed!
$399 sold
     
CT-11
NEW! Charlie the Choo Choo UK 1st editions! These look the same as the USA 1st editions (but a bit larger in size) but have price in pounds on back cover and number line reads 10987654321 - Fine condition/as new
$69
CT-12
Salem's Lot Portfolio #444 from Cemetery Dance - as new
$50
CT-13
Brand new Shining Gift edition copies in shrinkwrap from Cemetery Dance! Will offer at ISSUE PRICE! - Lovely book in slipcase...I have 4 copies
$95
CT-14
Shining Sketchbook by Vinnie Chong - unsigned, Fine condition
$45
CT-15
Hearts in Suspension 1st edition new in shrinkwrap
$45
CT-16
The Fireman by Joe Hill (King's oldest son) - 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Joe Hill; F/F
$45
CT-18
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
     
JM-1
Drawing of the Three 1st edition Grant Publishing; F/F
$75
JM-2
Dark Man Portfolio #84 (Fine- with small discoloration/rubbing to limitation print) +++Original Glen Chadbourne interior pen/ink art piece from interior of book, 7x9 image framed

$199 for both

JM-3
Eyes of the Dragon S/L #157; Fine/Fine
$750sold
JM-4
Insomnia S/L #512; Fine/Fine
$375 sold
JM-5
From a Buick 8 S/L #551; Fine/Fine
$450 sold
JM-6
Black House S/L #1170 still in shrinkwrap - NEW
$300 sold
JM-7
Skeleton Crew S/L #34 - very slight flaw to bottom of dust jacket (otherwise book and slipcase are fine)...includes poster
$695 sold
JM-8
Desperation S/L #1604; Fine/Fine
$300 sold
JM-9
Gwendy's Button Box 1st edition signed by Robert Chizmar; Fine/Fine
$45
JM-10
Riding the Bullet Gift Edition; unsigned, Fine
$75
     
DM-1
***Dark Tower Complete S/L set! What puts this set apart from others is DT I: The Gunslinger S/L is marked "Special Copy"; after checking with Grant Publishing, this may be the only copy designated "Special Copy". DT II - WTTKH are all matching #288 S/Ls and also includes LSOE Artist #288 as well. The one-of-a-kind Gunslinger sets this item apart! All books/DJs/slipcases are generally Fine
$14,500
DM-4
***REVISED: IT 25th Anniversary Package....S/L #486 (Fine/Fine) ++ Portfolio #496 +++ES S/L (German IT). sold as a set
$4000
     
JL-5
The Shining Gift Edition slipcased/shrinkwrap from Cemetery Dance
$95
     
CO-5
Century's Best Horror Fiction LETTERED "M"; F/F
$1250
CO-7
Shining Cemetery Dance Proof - Near Fine
$300
CO-8
Salem's Lot Cemetery Dance Proof - Near Fine
$300
CO-9
Riding the Bullet LETTERED "PC" with Alan Clark remarque; F/F
$1250
CO-10
Big Book of NECON LETTERED "PC"; F/F
$950
CO-11
Firestarter UK Proof - Beautiful Copy -
$899
CO-12
Firestarter US Proof
$450
CO-13
Shining 1st edition UK - VG+
$399
CO-15
Girl Next Door LETTERED "D" in wooden case as issued; Fine
$1125
CO-18
Hearts in Suspension 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King; F/F
$450
CO-19
IT US Proof FLATSIGNED by Stephen King; super rare proof and have not ever seen a signed copy for sale; book is Very Good condition
$3900
CO-20
Mr. Mercedes Proof FLATSIGNED by Stephen King; have not seen other copies, ever.
$2300
CO-21
Duma Key UK Proof FLATSIGNED by Stephen King; numbered and with ticket....RARE
$1100
CO-22
From A Buick 8 LETTERED "PC
$1250
CO-23
Salem's Lot Illustrated Proof; Near Fine-
$390
     
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 sold
     
RI-10
Postscripts 10 S/L - signed by many authors including Stephen King and Joe Hill - Fine (no DJ as issued)
$179
RI-16
The Girl Next Door S/L #438 of 500; signed by Stephen King and many others; Fine
$199
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

$350 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
$69
RR-8
Carrie Gift Edition #269 (PS Publishing)...Fine/Fine selling less than issue price
$85
RR-11
Carrie Gift Edition (Cemetery Dance) - Fine book; DJ has a slight crinkle to one corner of rear top...
$69
     
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
$29
 
CONSIGNED ITEMS REDUCED IN PRICE!
 
AW-11
Dark Tower VII Artist Edition signed by artist Michael Whelan; Fine/Fine
$59 sold
AW-18
Stephen King Library Calendar - 2007 - Fine
$8
AW-19
Stephen King Library Calendar - 2009 - Fine- wear to back cover
$8
AW-20
Stephen King Library Calendar - 2010 - Fine
$8
AW-31
DT II: Drawing of the Three Viking 1st edition; F/F
$59 sold
AW-32
DT II: Drawing of the Three Grant 2nd printing; Fine-/F
$45
AW-33
DT II: Drawing of the Three Grant 2nd printing; Fine-/F
$45
AW-34
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; NF-/F
$45
AW-35
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F
$59
AW-36
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F-
$55
AW-37
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F-
$55
AW-38
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F
$59
AW-41
DT III: Waste Lands (Grant) true 1st edition; NF- wear to spine + corners, DJ is NF-
$35 sold
AW-43
DT III: Waste Lands (Grant) true 1st edition; F/F-
$65
AW-44
DT III: Waste Lands (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F-
$59
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+ (moderate wear, tears)...PLEASE ASK

prices vary

$50-$75

     

 

NEWER ITEMS

 

IT-2... IT US Proof from 1986 (original)....book is in Near Fine condition with slight wear, mostly seen on the spine....movie came out September 8 and it looks AWESOME!....Priced at $1,100

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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 ( 1 copy left)
$225
BD-19
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon 1st edition flatsigned to title page. Fine/Fine (2 copies available)
$275
BD-22
Desperation 1st edition flatsigned...Near Fine book with light shelf wear/Fine DJ
$250
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 sold
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 hold
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
$600sold
     

 

 

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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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-12
Night Shift later print hardcover (unsigned); Very Good book in similar VG DJ
$15
     
     
 
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 sold
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 sold
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
     
     

 

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 hold
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 hold
   
 
 
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 sold

 

 

     
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

...

 

     
   
  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 sold
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 hold
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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