Personally Signed by Warren C. Carberg, Jr. , Dave Christensen, Grady Hendrix and Wendell Minor
Suntup Press 2020. Joan Samson. "The Auctioneer" Signed Limited Edition of only 250 produced. This is number 90. The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a quarter cloth, flatback binding with handmade Indiana Wheatstraw paper boards and a foil stamped cover. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Superfine. The slipcase is covered in a custom designed paper wrap printed on Hahnemühle Bugra. The edition is signed by Warren C. Carberg, Jr., Dave Christensen, Grady Hendrix and Wendell Minor.
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Signed Numbered Edition
- Signed by Warren C. Carberg, Jr., Dave Christensen, Grady Hendrix and Wendell Minor.
- 6” x 9” trim size.
- 320 Pages.
- Limited to 250 copies.
- Quarter cloth, flatback binding.
- Handmade Indiana Wheatstraw paper boards with a foil stamped cover.
- Preface by Grady Hendrix.
- New exclusive introduction by Warren C. Carberg, Jr.
- Six black & white illustrations by Dave Christensen.
- Reproduction of the original first edition dust jacket art by Wendell Minor.
- Printed offset on Mohawk Superfine.
- Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra.
- Housed in a slipcase covered with a custom designed paper wrap printed on Hahnemühle Bugra.
- Bookmark with all pre-orders.
- Very Fine without any flaws.
About The Auctioneer
One of the finest and bestselling horror novels of the 1970’s, Joan Samson’s The Auctioneer is a chilling masterpiece of terror. In an isolated New Hampshire farming community where little has changed over the past several decades, John Moore and his wife Mim do their best to maintain the family farm and live a modest, hardworking life. But from the moment the charismatic Perly Dinsmore arrives in town, soliciting donations for his auctions, the community of Harlowe slowly and insidiously starts to change. As the auctioneer carries out his terrible, inscrutable plan, the Moores and their neighbors will find themselves gradually but inexorably stripped of their freedom, their possessions, and perhaps even their lives.
Upon its release in 1975, The Auctioneer was received with wide acclaim. Newsday hailed it “a suspenseful, engrossing novel with the most gripping and violent ending we’ve encountered for some time.” The Grand Rapids Press lauded it, “a powerful novel by a powerful author.” The New York Times called it, “explosive and chilling… I challenge anyone to resist it after reading the first few pages.”
Despite critical praise, sales of over a million copies, a popular television advertisement, and efforts to turn the novel into a film, The Auctioneer went out of print soon after its release and was considered a lost gem of a novel for subsequent decades. Written by a young, talented, and promising author, The Auctioneer would ultimately be Joan Samson’s only novel. Sadly, she passed away shortly after the book’s publication, edging the novel further into obscurity. The Auctioneer found its way back to print in 2018 in a trade edition, returning at last to chill a new generation of readers.
With echoes of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and Stephen King’s Needful Things, Samson’s slow burn of understated violence builds to a climactic fever pitch with an ending that makes for one of the most unforgettable horror novels of all time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joan Samson (1938-1976) is the author of the bestselling novel, The Auctioneer. It is Samson’s first and only novel, published just before her death in 1976 at the age of 38. The Auctioneer was republished by Valancourt Press in 2018, and discussions are currently underway with Catalyst Global Media Ltd in London to adapt the novel for a limited series television presentation.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Warren C. Carberg, Jr. is the widowed husband of Joan Samson, author of the national bestseller and critically acclaimed novel The Auctioneer. Carberg is currently writing a memoir of his wife, including the mysterious circumstances that led to her writing The Auctioneer.
Dave Christensen graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1973, and soon after moved to New York City where he illustrated over 150 book covers, the best known of which are the first editions of Stephen King’s novels ‘Salem’s Lot and The Shining. In 1986, Christensen began illustrating movie posters, and has worked on more than 1,500 movies.
Grady Hendrix is a New York Times bestselling author and screenwriter who has written Horrorstör, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, Paperbacks from Hell, and many more. His movies include Satanic Panic and Mohawk.
Wendell Minor is nationally known for the artwork he has created for over fifty award-winning children’s books. Wendell is also the cover artist and designer of over two thousand books. His portrait of “Truman” for the cover of David McCullough’s book is in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
Warren C. Carberg, Jr. and Joan Samson.
- Suntup Press 2020
- Signed Limited Edition of 250
- Dave Christensen
- Joan Samson
- Guarantee of Signature Authenticity:
- Personally Signed by Warren C. Carberg, Jr., Dave Christensen, Grady Hendrix and Wendell Minor. The autograph is not a facsimile, stamp, or auto-pen