Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]

$800
(No reviews yet) Write a Review
Item #:
76-939
Condition:
New
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]
Stephen King "The Colorado Kid" Signed Limited First Edition No. 136 of 150 Slipcased [Very Fine]

Personally signed by Stephen King, Charles Ardai and the illustrator, J.K. Potter.

PS Publishing LTD July 2007. "The Colorado Kid" Stephen King. Signed Limited Edition. Personally signed by the author Stephen King, Charles Ardai, and J.K. Potter. Slipcased numbered edition. Very Fine in a Very Fine slipcase. Signed directly onto the limitation page of the book. This is number 136 of 150 as stated. 179 pages.  

FIRST HARDCOVER EDITION as stated on the copyright page.

"A SPECIAL EDITION SIGNED BY J.K. POTTER, STEPHEN KING, AND CHARLES ARDAI (150 COPIES ONLY)" 

 


This edition was published in the following states:

1. A "lettered" state edition of only 33 copies bound in blue leather and in a leather bound tray-case. Signed by SK and all three artists. The book is leather bound with gilt titles and edges, and contains the 15 colour interior illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, Edward Miller and J K Potter. The book is signed by Stephen King, Charles Ardai (The Introducer) and all three artists Glenn Chadbourne, Edward Miller and J. K. Potter.

2. A signed limited edition of 450 copies. Numbered, slip-cased and signed by Stephen King and the contributing illustrator.

 (1) 150 copies illustrated by Edward Miller - ISBN 978-1-905834-07-5
 (2) 150 copies illustrated by J.K. Potter - ISBN 978-1-905834-08-2
 (3) 150 copies illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne - ISBN 978-1-905834-09-9

3. An artist edition of 1,000 copies signed and numbered by the contributing illustrator.

4. An unsigned, unnumbered hardback edition of 10,000 copies. While this is technically limited, it's not a 1st edition and the least valuable of the various editions.

 

This listing is for State 2, signed by Stephen King along with Charles Ardai and J.K. Potter.

 


About The Colorado Kid

The Colorado Kid is a mystery novel written by Stephen King for the Hard Case Crime imprint, published in 2005. The book was issued in one paperback-only edition by the specialty crime and mystery publishing house. The third-person narrative concerns the investigation of the body of an unidentified man found on a tiny island off the coast of Maine. Lacking any identification or obvious clues, the case reaches nothing but repeated dead-ends. Over a year later the man is identified, but all further important questions remain unanswered. The two-person staff of the island newspaper maintain a longstanding fascination with the case, and twenty-five years later use the mysterious tale to ply the friendship and test the investigative mettle of a postgrad intern rookie reporter. A television series loosely inspired by The Colorado Kid, titled Haven, aired on Syfy from July 2010 to December 2015. Stephen King's next novel for Hard Case Crime was Joyland, which was published in June 2013.

 

Synopsis / Contents:

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues, and it's more than a year before the man is identified.

But that's just the beginning of the mystery, because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime...or something even stranger?

In its first appearance (as a mass market paperback under the Hard Case Crime imprint), this riveting story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown — and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained — split fans and critics alike... seemingly frustrating as many as it delighted. One thing is certain: there is no middle ground with The Colorado Kid. As the author says in his Afterword, "We always want to reach for the lights in the sky, and we always want to know where the Colorado Kid (the world is full of Colorado Kids) came from. Wanting may be better than knowing. I don't say that for sure; I only suggest it."

 

 

 

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. Described as the "King of Horror", a play on his surname and a reference to his high standing in pop culture, 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 64 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.

 

Charles Ardai 

Charles Ardai is an American entrepreneur, businessperson, and writer of award winning crime fiction and mysteries. He is founder and editor of Hard Case Crime, a line of pulp-style paperback crime novels. He is also an early employee of D. E. Shaw & Co. and remains a managing director of the firm. He was the former chairman of Schrödinger, Inc.

 

J.K. Potter

Jeffrey Knight Potter is a self-taught artist greatly influenced by the photographs of John Laughlin, the creator of the first American surrealist photography. Potter believed that he could make a living doing photographic fantasy illustrations after seeing Laughlin’s work and his book of photography of antebellum architecture titled Ghosts Along the Mississippi.

For ten years Potter gained experience in the field by working for several photo labs in photo-retouching by using airbrush techniques. Once he began creating his own horror/fantasy images, fans quickly emerged for his work featured in Nyctalops, Xenophile and Weirdbook magazines. Soon after, his unsettling works were also in demand for the covers of science fiction and fantasy hardcover books. The sophistication of his disturbing imagery is a dramatic departure from the pulp art world of previous decades.

A combination of photographic collages, airbrush techniques and textured pen and ink illustration without the use of digital computer manipulation set Potter’s work apart. His interest in cinematic effects influences the scenes he creates, which he refers to as “movie stills without the movie.” The pairing of photographic images with surreal and horrific elements makes J.K. Potter a unique, visual innovator of the truly creepy.

 

VERY FINE with slipcase the same. The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws. Unread book with square and tight spine. Free of any marks, writings, or stamps. A wonderful bright clean copy. Photos of actual item.
Publisher:
PS Publishing 2007
Edition:
Signed Limited Edition
Binding:
Hardcover
Author:
Stephen King
Illustrator:
Charles Ardai
Illustrator:
J.K. Potter