THE SHINING, by Stephen King - 1977 [First Edition, First Printing]


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The Shining

by Stephen King 

First edition, First printing.  Printer's mark R49 on page 447.  Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company Inc., 1977

Hardback is overall in GOOD condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ under Mylar wrap.

  • Boards covered in tan paper quarter bound in black cloth.  Edges especially along bottom show wear with exposed board.  Corners are bumped and worn. 
  • Spine has gold text; color is bright.  Spine is rumpled over binding with crushed and worn spine ends. 
  • Binding has been repaired with cloth tape inside both front and back covers.  Crack at page opening 254-255.  Please see photographs for details of condition. 
  • Ex-library book with expected markings.  From The Susquehanna County (PA) Historical Society and Free Library Association.  Bookplate inside front cover, lending pocket and card in place.
  • Interior is gently age-toned, lower corners of pp. 425-435 are creased.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block has deckle fore edges.  
  • DJ is nicely preserved behind Mylar and is backed with archival paper.
  • Close examination of DJ reveals light edgewear including possible rubbing, and/or tiny closed tears.
  • PS2022_0307

447 pages. 5.75 x 8.5 inches.

ISBN: 0-385-12167-9

First edition and first printing of just the third novel from Stephen King.  Only Carrie and Salem's Lot precede The Shining.

Printer's mark R49 on page 447 indicates the first printing of the book.



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