ILLUSTRATED SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF THE TALISMAN, ONE OF ONLY 1200 COPIES SIGNED BY STEPHEN KING AND PETER STRAUB
KING, Stephen and STRAUB, Peter. The Talisman. West Kingston and Boston: Donald M. Grant, 1984. Two volumes. Octavo, original blind- and gilt-stamped cream cloth, mounted cover illustrations, pictorial endpapers, original cloth slipcase. $1100.
Signed limited first edition, number 768 of 1200 copies signed by authors King and Straub, with 11 splendid color illustrations, several double-page, in lovely publisher's binding with original slipcase.
"A much-anticipated collaboration" between two acclaimed masters of modern horror fiction "resulted in The Talisman, whose setting is split between the contemporary United States and the Territories, a dark parallel universe in which magic holds sway… The 12-year-old protagonist Jack Sawyer (his name a homage to Mark Twain) befriends a werewolf in the Territories and brings him back to the United States, where the two battle various adversaries in an epic quest" (Clute & Grant, 902).