WIN "The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger" Signed Limited Edition "PC"
PERSONALLY SIGNED BY STEPHEN KING AND THE ARTIST, MICHAEL WHELAN
About This Item
Personally signed by Stephen King and Michael Whelan
PERHAPS THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL SIGNED LIMITED EDITION BY THE MASTER OF MODERN HORROR
From Stephen King's epic The Dark Tower. A unique opportunity to own one of the most highly sought after Stephen King signed limited editions. This is the one that started the Dark Tower series in 1982. A rare signed limited edition for the serious and discerning collector. This book will enjoy a special status in your collection and will be the focal point of your library. Signed by Stephen King and Michael Whelan on a special limitation title page.
Donald M. Grant Publishers 1982. Stephen King "The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger" Signed Limited Edition. A signed limited First edition and the first book in The Dark Tower series. Limited to only 500 signed and numbered copies. This is a "PC" or Publisher's Copy where the number has been intentionally left blank. The original slipcase is not included with this item. Dust-jacket artwork by Michael Whelan. The original cover price was $60. Fine/Near Fine. Photos of actual item.
The limitation sheet reads: "This special edition of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger is limited to 500 copies, signed by the author and artist. This is copy ____"
The book is housed in a half clamshell presentation box with magnetic closure. All materials used in the making of the box are acid-free and archival in quality. The exterior covering and interior lining are wrapped in an Italian made natural finish paperbacked book cloth. The panels are hot stamped on artist papers in gold foil. The closure utilizes imbedded dual high-strength magnets.
Half Clamshell Presentation Box:
- Book cloth in/out color: black
- Magnetic closure.
- Paper panel titling to spine panel color: complementary to book cloth color/ gold foil type Additional options.
- Additional titling to front cover.
- Paper panel titling to cover panel color: complementary to book cloth color/ gold foil type.
Hardcover: Fine. Appears unread with a square and tight spine. Sharp corners that are not bumped. No marks to the text block and free of any other marks, writings, or stamps. No attached bookplate or indication of one removed. Excellent original condition. Clean boards. A well-cared for book, protected from any potential damage.
Dust-jacket: Near Fine+ with a touch of edge-wear to extremities. Colors are bright and vibrant. No closed tears. The dust-jacket is now protected in a brand new Mylar archival sleeve. Not price-clipped. All photos of actual item.
About The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower is a series of seven books written by American author Stephen King and contains fantasy fiction, science fantasy, horror and western elements. They describe a gunslinger's quest toward a tower whose nature the books call both physical and metaphorical. King has described the series as his magnum opus; besides the seven novels that compose the series proper, many of his other books relate to the story, introducing concepts and characters that come into play as the series progresses. between 1970 and 2004. The series incorporates themes from multiple genres, including
The series was chiefly inspired by the poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" by Robert Browning, whose full text was included in the final volume's appendix. In the preface to the revised 2003 edition of The Gunslinger, King also identifies The Lord of the Rings, the Arthurian Legend, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as inspirations. He identifies Clint Eastwood's "Man with No Name" character as one of the major inspirations for Roland. King's style of location names in the series, such as Mid-World, and his development of a unique language abstract to our own, are also influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien's work.
About the Publisher : Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc.
Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc. has been producing specialty books in the fantasy genre for over 45 years. Over that period the company has published substantially more than 100 quality titles, placing an emphasis on time-honored book design and an abundance of full color and black and white illustrations.
Indeed, the company's forte is the production of fine editions designed for the book collector and for the book lover. Particular concern is always shown in the use of quality bindings, paper, typography and reproduction of artworks.
Many of the Grant imprint books are illustrated in full and striking color. Donald M. Grant, Publisher will continue to bring you fine quality books in the future. Many exciting projects are currently being discussed or are already underway
About the author
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 62 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has also written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.
King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire bibliography, such as the 2004 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the 2007 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2015, he was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature. He has been described as the "King of Horror", a play on his surname and a reference to his high standing in pop culture.