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Danse Macabre by Stephen King
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Danse Macabre by Stephen King - First edition points of issue.

Pages: 400

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Everest House

Date Published: 1981

Copyright page: RRD281

First Edition Total Publication: Approximately 60,000

First Edition Points of Issue: RRD281 is printed on the copyright page.

Size: 6.25" x 9.5"

Bound: Quater bound in maroon cloth with red boards

Dedication: It's easy enough - perhaps too easy - to memorialize the dead. This book is for six great writers who are still alive. ROBERT BLOCH, JORGE LUIS BORGES, RAY BRADBURY, FRANK BELKNAP LONG, DONALD WANDREI, MANLY WADE WELLMAN

Limited or Special Editions: This was Stephen King's first limited edition, published by Everest House. There were two variations of the signed limited editions lettered and numbered.

The lettered edition with matching traycase with only 15 copies available A-O signed by Stephen King, Issued with glassine paper instead of a dustjacket. The Glassine paper was very fragile. The limitation page reads "This special edition of DANSE MACABRE is limited to 250 copies numbered 1 to 250, and 15 for private distribution lettered A-O signed by the author. No ____"

The limited edition with slipcase and glassine paper was issued in a print-run of 250 signed and numbered copies. The limitation page reads "This special edition of DANSE MACABRE is limited to 250 copies numbered 1 to 250, and 15 for private distribution lettered A-O signed by the author. No ____"

Description: One of King's most famous quotes comes from this book: I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud.

Initially the book was an idea put forward by Bill Thompson, Stephen King's editor at Doubleday, it eventually developed into one of the best collections of horror anecdotes and memorabilia that has ever been written.

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