"WELCOME TO THE WEIRD, WEIRD WEST!": GUNSLINGER INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING
KING, Stephen. Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. West Kingston, Rhode Island, 1982.
First trade edition, issued simultaneously with a signed limited edition, of the first book in King's epic Dark Tower series, a presentation/association copy from the collection of Richard "Dick" Fawcett, founder of the August Derleth Society, boldly inscribed by King on the half title in the year of publication, "For Dick, Welcome to the weird, weird west! Stephen King, 10/30/82," with five full-page color illustrations, color endpapers and vignettes by acclaimed fantasy artist Michael Whelan. $4800.