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Updated 1-22-18 4:15pm

 

New listings posted below...



**ALSO, I owe several email responses, some from too long ago. Apologies to all of you. I try my best to keep up, but many of those that request pictures or something labor intensive, I leave "highlighted" in my in-box and many times I just never get the chance to come back to them. Still I am responsible, so apologies to all those I have left "hanging."

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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REFRESHED/NEW 2018 SALE ITEMS

 

#1... The Stand S/L (Coffin) #595 - one of the most favorite King collectibles. This is the infamous "Coffin" Stand S/L #595 is lovely shape....Coffin box has virtually no wear, the tissue DJ is actually in great shape and book appears to have no issues. A lovely copy! Last copy sold at $2500.

Priced at....$2500 on layaway

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#2... Thinner Letter "G" (my personal copy!) - Publisher PS Publishing - PS went over the top in designing and producing these lettered editions. ONLY 26 DONE! ZERO FLAWS. Set includes Letter G Thinner book, a one-of-a kind ORIGINAL sketch by artist Les Edwards in Letter G envelope, a booklet that has pictures of all 26 original sketches Les did, all in a gorgeous leather Letter G traycase. Also have the original shipping box from PS. I am listing this copy at MY COST!

Priced at....$3400 SOLD

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#3... Gwendy's Button Box 1st edition - double signed and remarqued - This is a first edition book signed by co-author Richard Chizmar and the cover artist Ben Baldwin PLUS Ben did a beautiful remarque in the back of the book. ***see also below listing for different remarque (he only did these 2 types). Book and DJ are as new.

Priced at....$175 sold

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#4... Gwendy's Button Box 1st edition - double signed and remarqued - This is a first edition book signed by co-author Richard Chizmar and the cover artist Ben Baldwin PLUS Ben did a beautiful remarque in the back of the book. ***see also above listing for different remarque (he only did these 2 types). Book and DJ are as new.

Priced at....$175

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#5... Finders Keepers Broadside SIGNED by Stephen King - This is a lovely broadside on heavy stock authentically signed by Stephen King! As new.

Priced at....$199 sold

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#6... Joyland 1st edition hardcover with remarque by interior artist Robert McGinnis - This is a lovely 1st edition hardcover with original one-of-a-kind remarque by Robert McGinnis. As new.

Priced at....$199

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#7... Thinner S/L #76 from PS Publishing WITH original remarque by Les Edwards - This is a S/L #76 by PS Publishing but with original one-of-a-kind remarque by Les Eswards. As new.

Priced at....$225 SOLD

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#8... New Lieutanant's Rap!!! with envelope and Place Setting....Greg Mowery attended the actual event and worked for Doubleday long ago....Rap S/L #474 chap book is Fine; envelope is NF- with corner wrinkles and waves to paper on back...place setting is RARE and Fine.

Re-Priced LOWER at....$2699

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#9... Carrie 1st edition Doubleday....from Greg Mowery who worked for Doubleday long ago....book itself is Near Fine+ with super tight spine/binding...there is a faint stain on front bottom two pages; DJ is VG+ with some age toning, small chipping to top of spine, discoloration on opposing side (non-print side), but overall pretty nice shape.

Re-Priced LOWER at....$740

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#10... Eyes of the Dragon S/L #41 Portfolio from Suntup Press...This is a brand new #41 Portfolio specially made by Paul Suntup of Suntup Press which includes the portfolio, a book on artist David Palladini and Promotional Kit.

Priced at....$400

#11... Contraband Complete Set 1-15 Contraband 1 and 2 contain Stephen King contributions (3-15 do not)...rarely seen as a complete set, Contraband was published in the early 1970's BEFORE King's first novel Carrie....King was still such a "newbie" that Contranband 1 misspells his name as Stephan King...#1 almost impossible to find (has a darkening flaw back cover - see pic)....#2 has staining on several pages near the top (see pic)....#3-15 are in great condition given these are getting close to being 50 years old!

Priced at....$1,200

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#12... Startling Mystery Stories - Glass Floor and Reaper's Image Again, pre-Carrie publications, among the earliest published King literary works. No address labels (common) found on these copies...Fall#6 (left) has slight edgewear, but both in lovely condition for being nearly 50 years old.

Priced at....$600 for both SOLD

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#13... Hearts in Atlantis UK Proof from Hodder & Stoughton....no idea how many were produced but fairly uncommon....GREAT condition, no bends or waves to cover or spine.

Priced at....$150

 

#14... 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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#15... 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

 

#16... The Dark Tower Companion LETTERED "OO" (note letter W pictured, but letter OO for sale)--book itself is Fine

Re-Priced LOWER at....$125

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CARETAKER NEW 2018 SALE ITEMS - these are all purchased by me, no consigned items here

BB-1
Danse Macabre S/L #164 of only 250 done - rare, hard to find. Book is Fine, slipcase is Fine- with a little wear
$1200 SOLD
BB-2
Hearts in Suspension 1st edition flatsigned by Stephen King; ONLY 1 formal signing event at University of Orono (I attended) in November 2016 - comes with official book launch program from the event. Fine in aftermarket Fine slipcase
$325
BB-3
Best American Short Stories 2007 1st edition softcover flatsigned by Stephen King (he wrote the introduction) - Fine
$150
BB-4
Salem's Lot Portfolio #444 from Cemetery Dance - Nice portfolio to go with either the Gift, Deluxe or Lettered edition put out by CD
$50
BB-5
End of Watch 1st edition flatsigned by Stephen King (last book of three in the Bill Hodges series) - F/F
$225
BB-6
End of Watch 1st edition flatsigned by Stephen King (I have a second copy) - also Fine/Fine
$225
BB-7
Bazaar of Bad Dreams 1st edition flatsigned by Stephen King - there were NO FORMAL SIGNINGS for this book, making legitimately signed copies very hard to find. Book has one bumped corner, so NF/F in aftermarket slipcase (Fine)
$600
BB-8
Bazaar of Bad Dreams 1st edition flatsigned by Stephen King - there were NO FORMAL SIGNINGS for this book, making legitimately signed copies very hard to find. Book (a second copy) has no flaws, so F/F in aftermarket slipcase (Fine)
$650
BB-9
Firestarter 1st edition inscribed "For Erin Best, Stephen King 11/1/80 "No More rats in the toilet ok?" signed year of publication - VG+/VG+
$250 sold
BB-10
Reading Stephen King (limitation 1000) signed by many (not King)- new from Cemetery Dance
$25
BB-11
Reading Stephen King (limitation 1000) signed by many (not King)- new from Cemetery Dance
$25
BB-12
Thinner Special ABA Proof - softcover advance copy VG
$50
BB-13
Thinner Special ABA Proof - softcover advance copy NF
$99
BB-14
Gwendy's Button Box 1st edition signed by Richard Chizmar
$20
BB-15
Gwendy's Button Box 1st edition signed by Richard Chizmar
$20
BB-16
Gwendy's Button Box 1st edition signed by Richard Chizmar
$20
BB-17
Gwendy's Button Box 1st edition - unsigned regular copy
$15
BB-18
Charlie the Choo Choo S/L #870 UK in slipcase with laid in limitation sheet #870 signed by Beryl Evans
$100
BB-19
Charlie the Choo Choo UK 1st edition (slightly larger size) FLATSIGNED by Ned Dameron - bumps to lower corners (front and back)
$60
BB-20
Charlie the Choo Choo UK 1st edition (slightly larger size) FLATSIGNED by Ned Dameron - bumps to lower corners (front and back)...a second copy I have
$60
BB-21
Charlie the Choo Choo USA 1st edition FLATSIGNED by Ned Dameron - Fine condition
$75
BB-22
Charlie the Choo Choo USA 1st edition ANOMOLY edition (has sticker on back vs. the preprinted Simon & Schuster ISBN info) FLATSIGNED by Ned Dameron - Fine condition
$99
BB-23
Black House S/L #1474 - Fine in Fine traycase
$315
BB-24
Fantasy & Science Fiction set of 5 (first appearance of The Gunslinger done in 5 volumes of F&SF) - NF-
$115 SOLD
BB-25
Weird Tales Fall 1990 #298 - second appearance of The Glass Floor by Stephen King - Fine-
$15
BB-26
Shining stated 1st edition with R49 in gutter - VG/VG
$199 sold
BB-27
Shining later edition (same size and look as a 1st edition); S14 in gutter and $8.95 priced DJ - NF/NF
$15 sold
BB-28
Shining later edition (same size and look as a 1st edition); S14 in gutter and $8.95 priced DJ embossed library seal of previous owner on 2 pages - NF/NF-
$10
BB-29
Shining later edition (same size and look as a 1st edition); S14 in gutter and $8.95 priced DJ - NF-/VG-
$5
BB-30
Green Mile paperback 6 chapters set in cardboard slipcase WITH Green Mile screen saver disc...only #5 book is a 1st edition, others later printings
$5
BB-31
Waste Lands 1st edition original Grant Publishing - FLATSIGNED by Ned Dameron....I highlight this book because trying to find a FINE dust jacket is very very difficult. Nearly all have edge or corner wear. This copy truly Fine/Fine AND signed by Ned!
$175
BB-32
Waste Lands 1st edition original Grant Publishing - FLATSIGNED by Ned Dameron....I highlight this book because trying to find a FINE dust jacket is very very difficult. Nearly all have edge or corner wear. This copy truly Fine/Fine AND signed by Ned! (a second copy)
$175 sold
BB-33
Waste Lands 1st edition original Grant Publishing - FLATSIGNED by Ned Dameron....I highlight this book because trying to find a FINE dust jacket is very very difficult. Nearly all have edge or corner wear. This copy book has one bumped corner but DJ is FINE AND signed by Ned!
$140 sold
BB-34
Waste Lands 1st edition original Grant Publishing - FLATSIGNED by Ned Dameron....I highlight this book because trying to find a FINE dust jacket is very very difficult. Nearly all have edge or corner wear. This copy book has a flaw/bump to middle/yop of front board but DJ is FINE AND signed by Ned!
$140
BB-35
A Life in the Cinema S/L #133/450 - signed by author Mick Garris, Stephen King, Clive Barker and Tobe Hooper - Fine/Fine
$175 sold
BB-36
Shining Gift Edition (by Cemetery Dance) in slipcase still in shrinkwrap
$125
BB-37
Salem's Lot UK 1st edition - DJ is price clipped but otherwise beautiful copy F-/F-
$250
BB-38
Shining UK 1st edition (my favorite UK DJ) - there is a "D" onk stamp to title page signifying this was a review copy (or that is what I've been told several times) - Fine- book in Near Fine DJ
$250
BB-39
Skeleton Crew 1/1000 (looks exactly like the S/L) but NOT SIGNED or numbered - Fine/Near Fine+
$275
BB-40
Hearts in Atlantis 1st edition flatsigned by Strphen King - F-/F-
$225
BB-41
Gunpowder S/L #279/300 signed Joe Hill - F/F
$125
BB-42
The Fireman S/L #348 (UK) signed Joe Hill - F/F
$99
BB-43
The Fireman 1st edition USA flatsigned Joe Hill - F/F
$30
BB-44
Horns 1st edition signed Best- Joe Hill - F/F
$50
BB-45
The Shining sketch booklet by Vincent Chong
$20
BB-46
The Stand 1st edition 1978 (NO DUST JACKET); book is Near Fine, tight spine
$99
BB-47
Drawing of the Three 2nd printing Grant Publishing; F/F
$50
BB-48
Ploughshares at Emerson College Stuart Onan Summer '17; has Stephen King story Thin Scenery...softcover, as new
$15
BB-49
Ploughshares at Emerson College Stuart Onan Summer '17; has Stephen King story Thin Scenery...softcover, as new
$15
BB-50
Quietly Now S/L #316/500 - signed by Stephen King and many others....has a bumped corner
$130
  I have more items to list a bit later.....  

 

 

HOLIDAY SALE/CONSIGNED ITEMS

FL-1
Under the Dome S/L with cards shrinkwrapped in original shipping box from Scribner
$315 sold
FL-2
Under the Dome S/L with cards shrinkwrapped....tight shrinkwrap looks to have led to small flaws near spine edge
$290 sold
FL-3
Under the Dome Gift Edition; book is Fine, DJ is NF- has a couple small creases inner flap and wrinkling to spine
$75
FL-4
Under the Dome 1st trade edition FLATSIGNED by Stephen King with actual ticket to the Sarasota signing event 11/16/09; Fine book in Fine- DJ
$250 sold
FL-5
11/22/63 S/L shrinkwrapped (publisher wrapped these books so tightly that it caused minort corner scrunching near top of spine...seen quite a few this way, even my personal copy)
$325 sold
FL-6
Firestarter S/L #116 dated July 5, 1980 (1st signing day of 4)...ALSO signed by artist Michael Whelan on inside rear DJ flap "For Nancy Best wishes Michael Whelan 1980"--Fine/Fine
$1200 sold
FL-7
Dark Man S/L #84 (Fine/Fine) with MATCHING 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
$575 SOLD
FL-8
Shining S/L #230 with typical traycase rubbing (original traycase) BUT this has extra new traycase + DJ shipped from publisher
$550 sold
FL-9
Doctor Sleep S/L #195 with full page colored remarque of Rose the Hat; Fine/Fine
$649 sold
FL-10
Joyland 1st edition hardcover (Titan) still in shrinkwrap
$115
FL-11
Blockade Billy 1st edition book in shrinkwrap (with baseball card) housed in a Blockade Billy DS/L traycase; book is NOT a S/L
$150
FL-12
Creepshow 1st edition (123456789 number line) softcover comic; VG+/NF- with corner creasing and overall wear
$55
FL-13
Stand S/L #1192; only flaw appears to be a chip to one place on inner rim of coffin case; has glassine DJ; otherwise lovely copy
$2500sold
FL-14
Cycle of the Werewolf S/L #54 with ORIGINAL laid-in werewolf sketch by Bernie Wrightson; slipcase has a small indentation on the spine; book appears Fine
$2500
FL-15
Talisman S/L #165; volume 2 has wear to Queen picture on cover; slipcase has slight shelf wear/discoloration to bottom panel
$650
PH-a
Eyes of the Dragon 1st edition--Fine in price-clipped Fine- DJ with hint of edgewear....NICE looking copy of a very touchy DJ that shows flaws like crazy. This is best looking DJ I've seen in a while (sans price clip)
$75 sold
PH-b
Dance Macabre 1st edition--Fine book in NF+ DJ, has light edgewear - nice copy!
$55 sold
PH-c
Firestarter 1st edition--Fine book in close to Fine DJ - VERY NICE!
$90 sold
PH-d
reference #7 item above; Dark Tower II: Drawing of the Three 1st edition (Grant) inscribed by Stephen King to Paul; signed year of publication; Fine/Fine
$450 hold/sold
PH-e
Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands 1st edition (Grant); Fine in Fine- DJ
$75 sold
PH-f
Dark Tower IV: Wizard & Glass 1st edition (Grant); Fine/Fine
$125 sold
PH-g
Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla Artist Edition signed by Bernie Wrightson; Fine/Fine
$175 sold
PH-h
Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah Artist Edition signed by Daryl Anderson; Fine/Fine
$175 sold
     

 

 

OTHER HOLIDAY SALE/REPRICED ITEMS

 

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-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 sold
JT-3
Thinner - Thetford 1st edition with DJ band; VG+ in VG+ DJ - some spine separation
$15 sold
JT-5
Dark Man - Trade hardcover edition with Chadbourne bookmark + Proof copy; both Fine
$130
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-14
From a Buick 8 - Hodder advance proof - FLATSIGNED by Stephen King - rare!; Fine
$500
JT-16
Talisman US uncorrected proof; Fine
$150 sold
JT-18
Contraband #2 + various other Contraband (non-King) publications; Fine
$475
JT-19
The Complete Stephen King by James van Hise
$20 sold
JT-21
Tabitha Jean restaurant menu + Tshirt
$75
JT-22
Dead Zone - Charnwood Large Type version
$30
JT-23b Desperation S/L #254 (Fine in Fine traycase)
$300 sold
JT-24
Borderlands Proof (paperback); Fine unread
$75
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
     
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
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 sold
     

 

 

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

 

 

NEWER LISTINGS/NEW CONSIGNMENTS/UPDATED ITEMS

     
     
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 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 sold
     
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
     
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
PH-5
Stephen King From A-Z by George Beahm S/L #336 (signed by GB) - Fine/Fine
$45
     
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 sold
     
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 sold
 
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 sold
AW-20
Stephen King Library Calendar - 2010 - Fine
$8 sold
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 sold
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 sold
AW-35
DT II: Drawing of the Three (Grant) true 1st edition; F-/F
$59 sold
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 sold
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 sold
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

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-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-17
End of Watch 1st edition flatsigned SK...F/F ( 1 copy left)
$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

     

 

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

....

 

  SC Consignment updated 11/29/17  
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-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-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-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
SC64
Locke & Key (Joe Hill) vol 2 Head Games softcover signed by Joe Hill
$63
SC74
The Hollow Man - Dan Simmons 1st edition flatsigned F/F-
$40
SC82
Locke & Key volume 4 HC, signed "Locke On Joe Hill"
$40
     
 
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 sold
PL-7
Stephen King Trivia Book 1st edition hardcover; Fine/Fine
$25sold
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-32
Night Visions 5 1st edition...includes The Reploids, Sneakers, Dedication; spine lean; Near Fine in Fine DJ
$25
PL-35
Fear Itself 1st edition with forward by Stephen King; Fine/Fine
$35 sold
RP1
Startling Mystery Stories - Reaper's Image (King's second published story) - Fine-
$210
     

 

 

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

 

 

By popular demand:

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

(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 ***11/29/17
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
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 sold
       
 
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
   
       
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 sold
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 sold
cc783 New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Carrol & Graf 1987 US - Bound Proof Unsigned Fine
$350
$150
cc847b Weird Tales #301 Summer 1991 US - 1st PB 2nd appearance of "It Grows On You" Unsigned Fine
$25
$8 sold
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 sold
cc899 Now and On Earth Dennis McMillan Publisher 1986 Limited Ed #153 of 400 Unsigned Fine
$100
$65
       
 
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 sold
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 sold
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 sold
ccm18 ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS - Presents Stephen King - 1980
$15
$8 sold
ccm19 HEROS FOR HOPE - X-MEN - King contribution to comic for Famine Relief - 1985
$15
$8 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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***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 - Pictured above...Overall size is about 32" X 22" - Signed and numbered. - Only 500 copies will be done -
$195.00
THE DARK TOWER - Pictured above...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 - Overall size is 35" X 24" - Signed & numbered by Michael Whelan
$195.00 NOT AVAIL ANYMORE PER ARTIST

 


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.

 

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