Stephen King "LATER" First Edition, Slipcased Limited Edition [Sealed]

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Stephen King "LATER" First Edition, Slipcased Limited Edition [Sealed]
Stephen King "LATER" First Edition, Slipcased Limited Edition [Sealed]
Stephen King "LATER" First Edition, Slipcased Limited Edition [Sealed]
Stephen King "LATER" First Edition, Slipcased Limited Edition [Sealed]
Stephen King "LATER" First Edition, Slipcased Limited Edition [Sealed]
Stephen King "LATER" First Edition, Slipcased Limited Edition [Sealed]


A Special Slipcased Limited First Edition of LATER by Stephen King

Hard Case Crime (March 2021) Published by Titan Books. "Later" Stephen King. Slipcased Limited Edition hardcover edition. First Edition. Eight interior illustrations by Rob Gale. Map illustration by Robert Hack, printed on the back cover of the main dust-jacket. 256 pages. Brodart archival sleeve protection. Includes a matching custom slipcase. Sealed. 


The hardcover limited editions features an exclusive cover painted by acclaimed artist Gregory Manchess. This cover is a variant to the standard trade paperback edition.

The hardcover edition also includes eight original exclusive illustrations by artist Rob Gale and the back cover features an exclusive map created especially for this Limited Edition in the classic “mapback” art style by artist Robert Hack, a reading ribbon, head and tail bands and quality endpapers.


Book Features

  • Slip-cased Limited Edition - First Time In Hardcover
  • Hard Case Crime First edition (March 2021)
  • Hardcover Limited Edition of 2,500 Unsigned
  • Very Fine/Very Fine without any discernible flaws.
  • Hardcover book with dust-jacket
  • Red ribbon marker
  • The dust-jacket is protected in a new Brodart archival acid-free sleeve
  • The slipcase is produced from high quality materials (sophisticated rich appearance and feel) with the author’s name and book title printed on the front surface and spine.
  • Available on a “first come, first served” basis.
  • Free luxury gift wrapping available at check-out.
  • 30 day return policy with free 2-way shipping (within the US)
  • The same quality and attention to detail you have come to expect from
  • Professional packing & shipping.
  • Shrink-wrapping
  • Ship date: November 2021
  • Note: This book is NOT signed by Stephen King and does not include the secondary dust-jacket.



This is a true first edition with "First Hard Case Crime edition: March 2021" as required on the copyright page. Slipcased Limited Gift edition of only 2,500 copies. This was the second King title released by Titan Books. Hard Case Crime books are published in collaboration with the Titan Publishing Group




Custom Slipcase Included 

The slipcase will be made with the new, heavier boards and the textured faux-leather covering material has a terrific look and feel. The slipcase will be stamped on the front and the spine with two colors of hot foil stamping.






About the book

From the publisher:


The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine – as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.

LATER is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King’s classic novel It, LATER is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.

This limited collector's edition of Stephen King's LATER will feature 8 interior illustrations by Rob Gale, two exclusive cover paintings by Gregory Manchess packaged with a bonus variant dust jacket, a stylish back-cover map illustrated in the classic “mapback” style by Robert Hack, a reading ribbon, head and tail bands and quality endpapers.

The lettered edition will be limited to 26 copies and signed on tip-in sheets by Stephen King. The numbered edition will be limited to 374 copies, signed on tip-in sheets by Stephen King. The lettered edition will be packaged in a stylish black tray-case with ribbon, styled with the Hard Case Crime logo.






Exclusive internal illustrations by artist Rob Gale


About The Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers.

His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, MR MERCEDES, won the Edgar Award for best novel and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Both MR MERCEDES and END OF WATCH received the Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Mystery and Thriller of 2014 and 2016 respectively.

King co-wrote the bestselling novel Sleeping Beauties with his son Owen King, and many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It.

King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.



Stephen King talks about his new book "Later" 




Editorial Reviews

#1 on The New York Times bestselling Paperback Trade Fiction list

#1 on The Washington Post Paperback Bestsellers list

#1 on the Toronto Star's list of Bestselling Original Fiction in Canada

"Part detective tale, part thriller...touching and genuine.” --The New York Times

"There’s classic King here for fans... a thrilling whodunit." - Associated Press

“King’s writing in LATER is as clean, direct and evocative as it’s ever been…the crime-driven plot is propulsive [and] some of the lines just take your breath away…you’re in the hands of a master storyteller.” - Washington Post
"Delivers his signature twists and turns....An eerie, enthralling tale." -Woman's World Magazine (Best Books to Read )

"Crave chills and thrills but don’t have time for a King epic? This will do the job before bedtime. Not that you’ll sleep." -Kirkus

"Gory and unnerving, this twisty chiller has sufficient sins and revelations to keep readers pursuing the action to its breathless conclusion. King fans are in for a treat." -Publishers Weekly

"An entertaining and breezy read, with the stellar storytelling that has justly made King a literary legend." - AARP Magazine

"Later is a horror story, but it’s also a proper thriller, told by a master of his craft."—The Guardian

"King’s tics and tricks are all in bloom: folksy dialogue, cockeyed worldview, rising tension, pure evil, etc. " - Philadelphia Inquirer

"A Joy to read...some of King’s best writing...If you haven’t read a King novel for a while due to timeconstraints, or you would like an introduction to the man at or near the top of his game, pick LATER as your delightful literary poison." - BookReporter





VERY FINE Guaranteed. Sealed. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Unread book with square and tight binding. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. The page edges are free of any marks, scratches, or blemishes. The dust-jacket is now protected in a brand new archival acid-free sleeve.
Hard Case Crime / Titan Books
Slipcased Limited Edition
Hardcover with Ribbon Marker
Stephen King
Rob Gale
Gregory Manchess

3 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Sarah Holliday on Apr 28th 2022

    Quite an amazing story! Huge Stephen King fan and very happy to be able to get a first edition. Arrived in perfect and very protected condition.

  • 5
    Stephen King, Later

    Posted by Mark A Watson on Apr 6th 2022

    He still the King of terror, two of my family members have finished the book and I have not had a chance

  • 5
    LATER by Stephen King (slipcased)

    Posted by George Parsons on Sep 23rd 2021

    A beautiful special edition of this SK book. I greatly appreciate the various special editions that become available through VFB. As always, the product is exactly as described and comes well-packaged so the books arrive in perfect condition. I very highly recommend Very Fine Books to the serious collector and to the beginning collector as well.