DescriptionStephen King. The Shining. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977.
First edition (code "R49" in the gutter on page 447). Octavo. 447 pages.
Black buckram spine over tan paper boards with gilt spine lettering. Very minor rubbing to spine head and tail; sharp corner tips. Dust jacket is nearly perfect, with just a few faint creases at spine. A near fine copy.
Doubleday was known for generally poor book construction and use of inferior materials at this time, but this copy has been well cared for and has held up beautifully. An important novel by America's horror master, this tale served as the basis for Stanley Kubrick's wildly popular film by the same name. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.
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