From Stephen King's epic The Dark Tower...This is the one that started the Dark Tower series in 1982. 10,000 were produced.
Donald M. Grant Publishers, Stephen King "The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger". Second edition. Published in 1982. Dust-jacket artwork by Michael Whelan. A collector's grade hardcover book in original condition. The dust-jacket is now protected in a brand new archival acid-free Brodart mylar sleeve. Original price of $20.00 still on the dust-jacket. Not price clipped. Includes custom slipcase.
About the Book
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 was chiefly inspired by the "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. 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.
FeaturesHardcover with dust-jacket in black slipcase.
About The AuthorStephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 58 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written around 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.
Dust-jacket: Near Fine with some slight wear on the edges as shown. It is now protected in a brand new Mylar archival sleeve. Uncommon in this condition.
Slip-case: Very Fine as new. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws.
Book Grading Definitions
- Donald M. Grant Publishers 1982
- Second edition
- dj/HC in Slipcase
- Michael Whelan
- 6.25" x 9.25" x 1"