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Night Shift First Edition 1978 for sale

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:45 am
by classicalsteve
I have a first edition/first printing of Night Shift by Stephen King, Doubleday 1978 for sale. King's first published short story collection, and his 4th published book.
$750 or best offer. (This is also listed on Ebay)
LW Currey is offering an equivalent copy for $950, and perfect copies appear to start at $1500+. My initial asking is 25% less than Currey, and 50% less than perfect copies.

States "First Edition" on copyright page (see pictures) Fine-/Near Fine++ in Near Fine price-clipped dustjacket. A beautiful copy with no major flaws save the price-clip. The book itself is very clean and solid, red boards under black cloth spine. Boards are very clean, letters printed on the spine are exceptionally vivid. For the most part, pages are very bright and clean. Barest hint of faded foxing on front and back paste downs, almost unnoticeable (and typical of most copies). Last page has just a little foxing near gutter. Minimal shelf-wear only at upper and lower spine. Bottom and top edges are surprisingly good shape with just a hint of darkening at lower edge. Corners straight. Dustjacket is just about as good as you could ask for, save the price-clip. NO major tears, very slight nicking to corners. Very slight age toning near the front right edge and the spine which is typical with these books from the 1970's. Overall a really bright and clean extremely presentable copy.
if interested, email me at I have more pictures if you need them.