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Small folio, full black leather, spine panel stamped in silver, blind skull in hard hat on front panel, zipper, silk moire endpapers, silver edges. Limited edition. The "zipper issue" was limited to 69 copies produced from first state sheets comprising seventeen "special" copies (publisher's presentation copies, etc.) and 52 lettered copies, this being letter "X" signed by King and artist J. K. Potter. This edition adds story, "The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson." Folded poster with illustration by Potter laid in. The stories "Gramma," "Word Processor of the Gods," and "The Revelations of Becka Paulson" were made into episodes for anthology television series; the story "Here Be Tygers" (as Tyger) was made as a short film. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-174. A fine "as new" copy. (#128881). N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Hold tight. We are going into a number of dark places, but I think I know the way. Just don't let go of my arm ...Unrivalled master of suspense Stephen King takes the unsuspecting reader on a fantastic journey through the dark shadows of our innermost fears.Do the dead sing?In this bumper collection of chilling tales, which includes the brilliant story adapted into the acclaimed movie The Mist, we meet: a woman who has never crossed The Reach, the water dividing her from the mainland; a gramma who only wants to hug little George, even after she is dead; an innocent looking toy with sinister powers; and a primeval sea creture with an insatiable appetite.
Review: In the introduction to Skeleton Crew (1985), his second collection of stories, King pokes fun at his penchant for "literary elephantiasis," makes scatological jokes about his muse, confesses how much money he makes (gross and net), and tells a story about getting arrested one time when he was "suffused with the sort of towering, righteous rage that only drunk undergraduates can feel." He winds up with an invitation to a scary voyage: "Grab onto my arm now. Hold tight. We are going into a number of dark places, but I think I know the way."
And he sure does. Skeleton Crew contains a superb short novel ("The Mist") that alone is worth the price of admission, plus two forgettable poems and 20 short stories on such themes as an evil toy monkey, a human-eating water slick, a machine that avenges murder, and unnatural creatures that inhabit the thick woods near Castle Rock, Maine. The short tales range from simply enjoyable to surprisingly good.
In addition to "The Mist," the real standout is "The Reach," a beautifully subtle story about a great-grandmother who was born on a small island off the coast of Maine and has lived there her whole life. She has never been across "the Reach," the body of water between island and mainland. This is the story that King fans give to their friends who don't read horror in order to show them how literate, how charming a storyteller he can be. Don't miss it. --Fiona Webster
Titre : SKELETON CREW .
Éditeur : Scream Press
Date d'édition : 1985
Description du livre Scream Press, Santa Cruz CA, 1985. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. J.K. Potter (illustrateur). First Edition. Like NEW in slipcase. Signed by King and Potter, limited copy 131 of 1000. Professional book dealer since 1999. All orders are processed promptly and carefully packaged. Insribed By Author. Limited Edition. N° de réf. du libraire 048551
Description du livre Santa Cruz, CA: Scream Press, 1985, 1st Edition, First Printing, Signed, Limited Edition (with Portfolio ), Santa Cruz, California, 1985. Hard Cover. État : Fine (see description). Etat de la jaquette : Fine (see description). J K Potter (illustrateur). First Edition. ----------2 items, BOOK and PORTFOLIO, the book is a large (small folio) hardcover, a Fine unread copy in a Fine dustjacket, in a Near Fine/Fine slipcase, signed by King and Potter, laid-in is the fold-out poster by J K Potter (as issued), a lovely edition, contents include: The Mist; Here There Be Tygers; The Monkey; Cain Rose Up; Mrs. Todd's Shortcut; The Jaunt; The Wedding Gig; Paranoid: A Chant; The Raft; Word Processor of the Gods; The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands; Beachworld; The Reaper's Image; Nona; For Owen; Survivor Type; Uncle Otto's Truck; Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1); Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game (Milkman #2); Gramma; The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet; The Reach; The Revelations of Becca Paulson (which was not in the trade edition), illustrations by Potter throughout, ------the second item is the portfolio for this book by J K POTTER, this is a Fine copy, SIGNED by POTTER , one of 500 copies, contains b&w illustrations plus a large (loose as issued) colour fold-out poster (same fold-out poster as issued with the limited edition book), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed by Artist and Author. N° de réf. du libraire 141575
Description du livre Scream Press, [Santa Cruz, California], 1985. Small folio, J.K. Potter. cloth. Limited edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by King and artist J. K. Potter. Collection of twenty-two short stories. Preceded by the Putnam trade edition, but this edition includes an additional story, "The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson." Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-174. A fine copy in fine dust jacket and slipcase as issued. (#125956). N° de réf. du libraire 125956
Description du livre Scream Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 1985. Hardcover; 1st Printing. État : F. Dust Jacket Included. Illustrated by J. K. Potter (illustrateur). Limited Edition.. #570 of 1,000 Signed Limited Edition copies, signed by both Stephen King and J. K. Potter in silver ink on black pages at the rear of the text block. Spectacular limited edition - very large and heavy, and beautifully crafted. This copy is Fine - an as new book with no wear, in a Fine, as new dustjacket with no wear, has an as new separate fold-out poster by the illustrator, retains the tissue guard between the black signature and limitation pages to protect them, housed in a Fine, as new slipcase with no wear, which has a large color Potter illustration on one side. There was a Putnam trade edition of these short stories. However, there is an additional story in this limited edition from Scream Press that wasn't in the trade edition (The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson). Simply a beautiful signed limited edition, complete with the fold-out Potter poster in excellent condition and the signature tissue guard, and containing 22 of King's best short stories. ; Color & BW Illustrations; 11-1/4" x 7-3/4"; 544 pages; Signed by Author & Illustrator. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 9335
Description du livre Scream/Press, Santa Cruz, 1985. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : fine. JK Potter (illustrateur). Signed and numered edition of 1000 copies bound in publisher's original black cloth, spine lettered in white. Decorated endpapers. With 23 short stories and 19 illustrations throughout. Includes a signed copy of "JK Potter's Art of Skeleton Crew" portfolio (limited to 500 copies) and 2 copies of the fold out, full color poster laid in. Signed and numbered by author Stephen King and illustrator JK Potter opposite the limitations page. Housed in a matching slipcase. N° de réf. du libraire 9017183