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Stephen King "Firestarter" Signed Limited First Edition of only 725 Slipcased [F/NF+/F]
Stephen King "Firestarter" Signed Limited First Edition of 725 w/Slipcase

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A Fine hardcover book in a NF+ dust jacket with original Fine slipcase. No markings, writings, or stampings. A well-cared for book, protected from any potential damage. The binding is uniform and tight, pages clean, and with no scuffs, marks, dents, bruises, etc. This book stands out as having had exemplary care. The bright dust-jacket has one corner that shows a very minor crease. Protected in brand new archival Mylar cover. The best condition likely in this original 1980 signed limited edition.


Edition: Phantasia Press 1980
Binding: Hardcover book with dust-jacket in slipcase
Illustrator: Signed First Edition
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.5"

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Product Code: SK960


Number 710 of only 725 , personally signed and dated by Stephen King on July 8th, 1980!

A rare book for the discerning collector, and one of the most highly sought after King collectibles in the market place today. This is the very first signed limited edition published by Stephen King.

Phantasia Press, Huntington Woods, Michigan. 1980. "Firestarter" by Stephen King. Signed First Edition. Slipcase and dust-jacket. Personally hand signed by Stephen King and dated "July 8, 1980", the first of the four days of the signing. Signed limited edition of only 725 copies available, this one being number 710.

This limited edition of Firestarter was autographed over a period of four days, July 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th.

About the Book:
Firestarter is a novel by Stephen King originally published in 1980. It was serialized in Omni magazine prior to being published. The title character of Firestarter is Charlene "Charlie" McGee, a young girl with pyrokinesis - the ability to create fire with the power of her mind, along with other psychic powers.

The experiments performed by the Shop on Charlie's parents are reminiscent of Project MKULTRA, a CIA program to investigate mind control through the administration of dangerous drugs to uninformed subjects. Project MKULTRA was exposed by a Congressional committee in 1975, and King may have purposefully created the parallel.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations:
Firestarter was adapted into a movie in 1984, directed by Mark L. Lester and starring Drew Barrymore as Charlie, David Keith as Andy, and George C. Scott as Rainbird. It also starred Heather Locklear and Martin Sheen. The movie was filmed in and around Lake Lure, North Carolina.

A TV movie sequel, Firestarter 2: Rekindled, was made in 2002. It starred Marguerite Moreau as a grown-up Charlie and Malcolm McDowell as Rainbird.
Folk music singer-songwriter Julia Ecklar has adapted the novel into the song "Daddy's Little Girl."

On the February 3rd, 2007 episode of Saturday Night Live, host Drew Barrymore reprised her role as Charlie McGee, in a fake commercial for "Firestarter Brand Smoked Sausages."

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