Trying to help somone out -but a very vague description
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Author:  TheCollector [ Wed May 06, 2015 2:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Trying to help somone out -but a very vague description

Hey guys,

I received an email yesterday from a lady that is looking for a specific book about Stephen King that her month used to own. Unfortunately she has very few details. I'm posting our email exchange in hopes someone wants to help solve a mystery and/or just knows what she's asking for..... The oldest email is at the bottom, work your way up!


Thank you so so much for your help but unfortunately no luck. This is the closest I've been able to find( ) , but she said it's a large square book, (judging by the estimate she gave me with her hands I'd say about 12"x12" and she said she remembers the cover having some sort of collage on it.
On May 6, 2015 11:26 AM, "Tomas Krynsky" <> wrote:
Hi Alex,

I’m going to link you to some pages with pictures, see if any of these ring a bell for your mom. I pulled books about King written in the 1980’s to very early 90’s. I’m not worried about who’s selling or for how much at this point I just want to be able to identify the book

These are the most likely hits based on the description. ... 8&sr=&qid= ... 1560750189 ... ork/753722 ... ephen-king

If none of these are it, check out the following Wiki article and see if any of these titles jog your mom’s memory. You can then good search for images of any titles and see if you mom recognizes the book

Let me know how it goes!

Tomas Krynsky
"The Collector"

Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 5:00 AM
To: Tomas Krynsky
Subject: RE: Looking for a rare book

Thank you so much for your quick response! She said the pictures were in color, on the cover she said it was like a rustic sunset type color scheme (she said to the best of her recollection) she got it in probably 1989 or 1990. She said its not a novel or a story its more like pictures about his works
On May 6, 2015 12:36 AM, "Tomas Krynsky" <> wrote:
Hi Alex,

Thanks for the email, do you have any other information at all you can provide? Or even narrow it down somewhat? For example do you know the publisher, do you know (roughly) what year your mom had her copy? Anything about the cover, was it in color, black and white, etc what about the interior pics? Color, black and white? What were the pictures of? I’d love to be able to help you out if I can but I’ll need a little more info if possible.

Thanks much,

Tomas Krynsky
"The Collector"

Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:53 PM
Subject: Looking for a rare book

Hi! I'm searching for a book about Stephen King for my mom. Its a rather large coffee-table-style book with pictures and text. Im not sure if she said it was about him and his work or if it was by him. She used to have a copy but it disappeared in a move many years ago and we haven't been able to track down anything about it or what it would be called. Any help you may be able to provide would be much appreciated.
Thank you for your time


Author:  Mr. Rabbit Trick [ Thu May 07, 2015 12:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to help somone out -but a very vague description

Might be, "Nightmares in the Sky: Gargoyles and Grotesques".


Formats: Coffee table book

Text by Stephen King and Photographs by f-stop Fitzgerald

Coffee table book with 100 duotone and 24 full-color photographs of gargoyles and grotesques by f-stop Fitzgerald with accompanying text by Stephen King.

Author:  TrueNorth [ Thu May 07, 2015 8:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to help somone out -but a very vague description

If RT is correct I have some photos she might recognize. ... 2347dc6c2c

Author:  TheCollector [ Tue May 12, 2015 7:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying to help somone out -but a very vague description

Thanks guys, I sent a reply with this info to the lady, I haven't heard back but if I do I'll post the results here!

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