Title: The Stand
Author: Stephen King
Artist: Berni Wrightson. Book architech Peter Schneider, design by Marysarah Quinn
Publication Year: 1990
State: Signed Limited Numbered 1/1,250 Issue price $325
Comments: 52 Lettered and 1,250 numbered copies produced. Other than letters on limitation page, numbered copies were identical.
The book was an oversize edition bound in black goatskin and engraved with a latticework of gilt. It came in its own two-piece black wooden box, lined with padded red satin, the book was wrapped in glassine. The title and author were engraved on a brass plate on the top of the box. Originally there were to have been 1,000 signed and numbered copies, along with 52 lettered copies (A-Z, AA-ZZ). However, after most of the limiteds had been presold, the two major chains, Walden's and Barnes & Noble, insisted that they each wanted 125 copies for their stores. King graciously agreed to sign the additional 250 tip-in signature pages, bringing the total to 1,250 numbered editions. Perhaps the most visually stunning of all King limiteds.
Text and images provided by Randall Flagg