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New!  Stephen King, Peter Straub "The Talisman" Signed First Edition, Deluxe, Donald M. Grant No. 614 [Very Fine]
Stephen King Talisman Signed Limited


 
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VERY FINE GUARANTEED. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Unread book with sharp corners that are not bumped. Tight and square spine. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed, and free of tobacco odors. The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws.

  $1,500.00
Publisher: Donald M. Grant Publishers 1984
Edition: Signed Limited First Edition #614
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Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.5" x 3"


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Product Code: SK800

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Personally signed by Stephen King and Peter Straub on a special limitation page

Presenting two beautiful volumes for the collector of uniquely fine books. Donald M. Grant, 1984. Hard Cover. SIGNED by Stephen King and Peter Straub -- 1st Edition 1st Printing -- VERY FINE -- copy of The Talisman. 2 vols. Volume One: 463 pp. Volume Two: 334 pp. Deluxe Edition -- issued after the trade edition by Viking Press. This is No. 614 of 1200 numbered copies that have been signed by both authors on the limitation page. Bound in cream cloth with gray pictorial endpapers; bright gilt lettering and ruled boxes, with blind-stamped decoration, to the spines and front boards; and a sepia-tone illustration mounted to each front board. Illustrated throughout with 11 full-color plates, including 4 two-page spreads (all present and intact, featuring work by Jeffrey Jones, Rowena Morrill, Thomas Canty, Berni Wrightson, Don Maitz, Stephen Gervais, Ned Dameron, Richard Berry, Phil Hale, and R. J. Krupowicz). Two fine copies!



Original issue price in 1984 was $120 This book charts the adventure of a twelve year old boy named Jack Sawyer. The young hero sets out from Arcadia Beach, New Hampshire in a bid to save his mother, who is dying from cancer, by finding an artifact called "the Talisman." The premise of the novel involves the existence of a parallel world to Earth, called "the Territories" (a strange fantasy world with ties to King's "The Dark Tower"). Individuals in the Territories have "twinners," or parallel individuals, in our world. Twinners' births, deaths, and (it is intimated) other major life events are usually paralleled.

The Talisman first took form when Stephen King moved with his family to London in early 1977. It was there he met Peter and Susan Straub, along with their children, and the two writers became friends, both being fans of each other's work. After a short friendship, King and his family left after only three months back to the United States. Straub and King had talked multiple times before about collaborating to write a book, but nothing ever surfaced until ten years after King moved back, when the Straubs moved to the United States as well. According to King, after Straub moved, "the talk got serious," and they began writing. Their literary friendship did not end after the publication of The Talisman. In 1999 they began working on a sequel to The Talisman, dealing with Jack Sawyer as an adult. It was published in 2001, entitled Black House.

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Bound in cream cloth with gray pictorial endpapers; bright gilt lettering and ruled boxes, with blind-stamped decoration, to the spines and front boards; and a sepia-tone illustration mounted to each front board.

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