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    An Inscribed and Signed Copy of the Novel that Introduced the World to the King of Horror

    Stephen King. Carrie. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974.

    First edition, first impression (with code "P6" printed in the gutter of page 199). Inscribed and signed by King on the half-title page. Octavo. 199 pages.

    Publisher's original maroon cloth with gilt spine titles. Deckled fore-edge. Very minimal shelf wear. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper and ink signature to the front flyleaf. Minimal shelf wear to the dust jacket, with one tiny closed tear to the top edge of the rear panel. A near fine copy of the author's first novel.

    From a pre-publication form letter from Doubleday regarding the novel: "We feel it may be the novel of the year - a headlong narrative with the drive and relentless power of The Exorcist, with the high voltage shock of Rosemary's Baby. More than that, it is part of a rare breed in today's fiction market - a good story. Don't start it unless the evening in front of you is free of appointments; this one is a cooker... We think Carrie and Stephen King have a bright future, and we welcome this chance to share both of them with you."

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