"WATCH OUT FOR THE TOMMYKNOCKER MAN!": INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN KING, FIRST EDITION OF THE TOMMYKNOCKERS
KING, Stephen. The Tommyknockers. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). Octavo, original half black paper boards, original dust jacket. $1400.
First trade edition of the novel considered "King at his best," boldly inscribed on the title page by him, "For K— H— With best wishes…and watch out for the Tommyknocker Man! Stephen King, 7/25/94."
The publication of Tommyknockers led The New York Times to single out King's unique ability as a storyteller, noting that whether "King is… saying 'EEEOOOOOOARRRGHMMMMMMM!' or 'Hurts! It hurrrr-… or quoting Moby-Dick, we believe him." Widely considered "King at his best" (San Francisco Chronicle), this is "an incredibly scary story—you will not be able to put this down" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Published November 1987. Preceded by a signed limited prepublication facsimile edition of King's manuscript.
Book with only faintest marginal dampstaining to rear leaves; trace of dampstaining to verso of bright dust jacket. A desirable about-fine inscribed copy.