Firestarter - Lettered


Title:
Firestarter
Author:
Stephen King
Artist:
Michael Whelan
Publisher:
Phantasia Press
ISBN:
0-932096-05-0
Publication Year:
1980
State:
Signed Lettered 1/26
Issue Price:
$300
Comments:
Stephen King's first Signed Limited book The "asbestos bound" Lettered state is considered to be the scarcest SK collectible. This being King's first limited edition, he was unaware of tradition and dated the limitation pages over a four day period starting July 5th.



There has been some questions and discussion regarding whether or not Stephen King "ordered" that the book be bound in asbestos.
According to The Fine Books Company: THE CORRECT ORIGIN OF THE ASBESTOS FIRESTARTER
When my friend Alex Berman told me he had a contract to produce a signed limited edition of FIRESTARTER by Stephen King, I was very happy for him. When he told me of doing something special, such as an even more prominent lettered edition, I thought that to be a fun idea. Upon viewing some advance matter for the book (from Viking if I recall correctly), specifically the page which quotes from Ray Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451 "It was a pleasure to burn....," I suggested to Alex that now might be the time to produce the second genre book bound in asbestos. As you all know, he did.

To those who surmised that the statement "In 1980, Stephen King ordered a limited number of copies of his novel FIRESTARTER bound in asbestos as a tribute to this particular release of FAHRENHEIT 451" was false, congratulate yourself. It was.....!!! As a matter of fact, I pointed this out to the good people at Heritage Auctions before their sale. Surprise......!!! They ignored it.
THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY


Text provided by Randall Flagg Images courtesy of Carlosdetweiller












Publisher's Prototype:









Posting Permissions

Posting Permissions
  • You may not create new articles
  • You may edit articles
  • You may not protect articles
  • You may not post comments
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your comments