Spring 2022 Catalogue

New Acquisitions Spring 2022 – 31 – Bauman Rare Books “God Loves To Make A Man Break A Vow” 35. KING, Stephen. Firestarter. New York, 1980. Octavo, original half red cloth, dust jacket. $4200. First trade edition of this horror novel about government intrusion and pyrokinetics, inscribed: “For G— S— —with good wishes, Stephen King 6/7/94.” “I like to scare people,” said Stephen King. “I like to go for the jugular” (New York Times). “Rooted in the topical realities of the notorious CIA drug experiments… Firestarter has the nitty-gritty reality we’ve come to expect of King,” fulfilling “John D. MacDonald’s prediction that King would get away fromwriting books about ‘spooks and spells and slitherings in the cellar’” (Leiber in Fear Itself, 111-12). Preceded only by a signed limited edition published in the same year. Basis for the 1984 film starring Drew Barrymore. Book with minimal wear, bright dust jacket with faint rub near the foot of the spine. A near-fine copy.