SIGNED BY STEPHEN KING
KING, Stephen and STRAUB, Peter. The Talisman. (New York): Viking / G.P. Putnam's, 1984. Octavo, original half red cloth, original dust jacket. $1650.
First trade edition, signed by Stephen King and dated by him "6/11/86."
"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).