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    King's Epic Post-Apocalyptic Masterpiece, Inscribed by Him

    Stephen King. The Stand. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1978. First edition (with code "T39" present in the gutter of page 823). Inscribed and signed by King on the front free endpaper, "To Ross - / All best, / Stephen King / 9/8/79." Octavo. [xii], 823 pages. Publisher's black cloth over tan paper boards with gilt spine titles. Original pictorial dust jacket. Minor soiling and rubbing to cloth. Edges a bit worn, with a few small but noticeable bumps. Spine slightly bowed and creased, seen often with this title. Very minor spotting to text edges and endpapers, otherwise the text is very clean. Spine a touch creased. Overall, a very good copy of the first publication of King's epic.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
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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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