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    Stephen King: The Stand. (New York: Doubleday, 1978), first edition, 823 pages, black half cloth and tan boards with gilt lettering on the spine, 8vo (5.75" x 8.5"), dust jacket (in protective Mylar). Deckled fore-edge. The Stand was King's fourth novel and fifth book to earn publication. It is an epic post-apocalyptic road movie of a story, set in a world decimated by the superflu, Captain Trips. The few remaining human beings must band together to stop the devilish villain Randall Flagg, a recurring character in many King stories. An uncut edition of The Stand was published in 1990, but this remains the very first publication of one of King's personal favorites among his works. The copy presented here is fine, save for the gift inscription on the front free endpaper, and very minimal wear to the dust jacket edges. Essential for any King collector. From the Ventura Collection.

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    April, 2007
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    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
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