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    Stephen King. Firestarter. Huntington Woods, MI: Phantasia Press, 1980. First, limited edition of 26 lettered copies, of which this is "O," signed and lettered by the author on the limitation page. Octavo. 428, [1, limitation page] pages. Publisher's special aluminum-coated asbestos cloth with red label to upper board stamped in silver. Very lightly rubbed. Blue marbled endpapers. Internally clean and tight. Typed letter on publisher's letterhead, with details of the limited edition run, laid in. Fine.

    Harold "Hal" Kinney served as the Co-Chairman of the 1982 World Fantasy Convention (New Haven, CT), to which King refers in his description, but was perhaps best-known as the proprietor of The Bookie of East Hartford, CT, which was notable for its extensive comic and hardcover science fiction and fantasy offerings. This volume comes directly from the Kinney family.

    Brooks A10.4a.

    *Note: this description has been updated to remove the statement that King ordered the limited edition bound in fire-resistant aluminum-coated asbestos in tribute to Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Our thanks to the publishers for bringing this inaccuracy to our attention.

    *Note: Updated to include provenance.


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