or has to have everything, we just obtained a handfull of unused limited edition books. By unused we mean there is no "check!" And no box, just the bound book.For lack of a better term we are calling these "Trade Editions of Limited" The text blocks appear to be the same as the Dutton Trade Editions, but the copyright page is different and the paper is a MUCH better quality. Get them while they last, limit one per person.
No this was not an "April Fool's Joke" and when we woke up in the morning of Apirl 2nd, the copies we offered for sale were GONE! I did want to post this last picture (below the previous pictures), for reference purposes, the copyright page of the Trade Edition of the Limited on the left compared to a regular Dutton Trade 1st Edition, pictured on the right. In addition you can see the difference in the thickness of the paper. Again, this will remain here for reference only.
29 August, 2020 1 copy listed for sale
The "late Richard Bachman’s" signature (as signed by Stephen King) is on a fictitious canceled check which has been mounted on the first page of the book. Each check has been individually numbered or lettered and made out to a different fictional recipient referred to in a Stephen King story.
This book was designed and produced by Charnel House for Dutton / Penguin books Published in 1996
Limited Numbered Edition (only 500 created)
LETTERED EDITION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND BELOW
Current offerings have the box cover(s) pictured below (pictured because all copies we have seen have some rubbing on the picture on the top of the box and we don't want anyone not knowing exactly what they are getting.)
Copy #13 - check dated 5/10/1982 Made Payable to Eva Miller in the amount of $40.00 for a "two night stay"
Eva Miller ran a boarding house in Salem's Lot
Copy #367 - check dated 12/2/1982 Made Payable to Triad Publishing Company in the amount of $15.00 for "copy of I Was a Teenage Grave Robber"
Lettered Edition: Limited to 52 specially bound, traycased and signed copies as further described below
Above Picture and text below from the Charnel House's Website:
First Edition 477 pages 6 X 9 inches
Illustrated by Stephen Gervais and Alan M. Clark
The text has been printed on Mohawk Vellum and the illustrations on Lustro Dull.
The "late Richard Bachman's" signature (as signed by Stephen King) is on a fictitious canceled check which has been mounted on the first page of the book. Each check has been individually numbered or lettered and made out to a different fictional recipient referred to in a Stephen King story.
This book was designed and produced by Charnel House for Dutton / Penguin books
Winner of The Most Collectible Book Of The Year Award - 1996
Charnel House was employed to create the limited editions for the Dutton "Stephen King as Richard Bachman" book The Regulators. Both editions went out of print in a matter of hours using a toll free number on a specific day. Look out QVC.
Now to the actual book at hand:
Book and Traycase are in beautiful condition, but the cover of the book does show a mark where the cloth from the blocks of wood on the top and bottom of the top of the traycase have touched the leather over the years (see picture of blocks and we've tried to show a picture of the cover at an angle to see what we are talking about). In addition, and the pictures will not show it, the leather on the cover does show some slight imperfections. Check KK is made payable to the Overlook Connection in the amount of $200.00 for a 1st Edition Small World!
Price plus actual shipping and insurance, and law-away is an option, but payments will need to be made via wire transfers.