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    Inscribed by Stephen King to Horror Expert and Journalist Stanley Wiater

    Stephen King. The Stand. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1978. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by King on the front free endpaper: "For Stanley-/All best, and thanks/for coming by-/Stephen King/7/17/82/[flourish]". On the front pastedown are two of Wiater's bookplates. Octavo. [xii], 823, [6, blank] pages. Publisher's black cloth backstrip over tan boards, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket. Minor rubbing to jacket, very faint crease to front jacket panel, binding rubbed and somewhat soiled, warm gift inscription to Wiater on rear pastedown, small birthday card to him affixed to the verso of the jacket flap. Still, a near fine copy, with a good association.
    Praised by Stephen King as "a very talented journalist," Stanley Wiater is one of the foremost horror journalists of our time. He is the creator of Dark Dreamers, a documentary television series profiling horror writers.

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