A Limited First Edition of only 7,500 in a Custom Matching Slipcase
Land of Enchantment, 1983. Stephen King "Cycle Of The Werewolf" First Edition. Trade hardback with dustjacket. A single story by King, issued in a limited edition with illustrations by Berni Wrightson, who had collaborated with King on Creepshow. There were various signed issues of the book; this is the trade hardback with dust-jacket, limited to only 7,500 copies. Brown leatherette boards, bold gilt cover and spine titles. Heavy stock. Coated pages. Illustrated endpapers. Dramatic full-page color and black & white illustrations by Berni Wrightson throughout. 114 pages. Trade hardback with dustjacket.
Brown binding with gilt lettering on front board and spine. The binding is sturdy and intact.
Due to a manufacturing flaw in the printing process, the dust jacket of many copies resulted with various degrees of white spotting. Many jackets show quite a bit of fading as well. The value of this book can vary wildly based on the quality of the dust jacket. This Near Fine+ example stands out in better condition than most. All photos of actual item.
Fine hardcover book with Near Fine + dust jacket.
The dust-jacket is now protected in a new Mylar acid-free archival sleeve.
The custom slipcase is designed for this limited first edition. The color of this slipcase matches the brown pattern of "Cycle" almost exactly. Stamped in gold foil on both the front and spine of the slipcase. The ideal looking slipcase for this book!
- Cover Art by Berni Wrightson
- Oversize 9" x 11.25" design.
The Cycle of the Werewolf
It started in a small town in May and every month after that whenever the moon is full... it came back...
Excerpt states: "'Cycle of the Werewolf' by Stephen King. 'The drifter sat in a frozen pool of his own blood, staring at the downed lines, his hand still held up a warding-off gesture with ice between the fingers. And all around him are pawprints. wolfprints.' Stephen King"
Terror began in January - by the light of the full moon... When the full moon shines, a paralysing fear descends on the isolated Maine town of Tarker Mills. No one knows who will be attacked next, but snarls that sound like human words can be heard and all around are the footprints of a monster whose hunger cannot be sated.
Additional Book Info
Height: 7.5 in.
Width: 4.8 in.
Thickness: 0.5 in.
Weight: 8.0 oz.
The isolated Maine village of Tarker Mills is terrorized by the horrifying bloodthirsty creature stalking its inhabitants at the time of the full moon.
Originally conceived as a story-calendar, "Cycle of the Werewolf" grew to be a beautifully illustrated novella in 12 segments about Marty Coslaw, a young boy who must convince the townspeople of Tarker's Mills that there is a werewolf in their midst.
Cycle of the Werewolf is a horror novel released in 1983 by Stephen King, featuring illustrations by renowned comic book artist Bernie Wrightson. 127 pages long, each chapter is a short story unto itself. This book is geared for short story classic horror enthusiasts.
The novel came about when King was asked to write 12 "chapters" of a short story to go along with a werewolf-themed illustrated calendar. King being King, however, the story became much longer than could fit in the calendar format. The project was eventually abandoned and the story was published in novel form instead.
The story was adapted for the screen as Silver Bullet. The film was released in 1985 starring Corey Haim and Gary Busey, directed by Dan Attias, from a screenplay by King.
Dust-jacket: Near Fine+ with a touch of edge-wear to a couple of spots to the extremities. One of the best examples. Original and not restored in any way. Includes a brand new archival acid-free Brodart sleeve. All photos of actual item.
- Land of Enchantment Press 1983
- First Edition, First Printing
- Hardcover with dustjacket
- Bernie Wrightson
- Stephen King
- Cycle Of The Werewolf