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    Stephen King: 'Salem's Lot. (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1975), first edition, 439 pages, black half-cloth and red boards with gilt lettering on spine, 8vo (5.75" x 8.5"), second state dust jacket: clipped on front flap with $7.95 price underneath the clip and misnamed "Father Cody" (in protective Mylar). King's second novel owes a large debt to Bram Stoker's Dracula, to which the author freely admits. Still, the story of vampires in small town Maine has had a marked effect on horror fiction itself, and introduced the reading public to many of the themes that King would hallmark during his career: a writer in trouble, life in small town Maine, the people who live there, and the secrets they keep. This copy is near fine, as the dust jacket shows very minimal foxing to the front flap and small areas of dark ink applied to the spine, presumably to blend very minimal wrinkles present there. Scarce in this condition. From the Ventura Collection.

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