New Lieutenant's Rap, The - S/L

Title: The New Lieutenant's Rap
Author: Stephen King
Artist: Designed by Michael Alpert
Publisher: Philtrum
Publication Year: 1999
State: Chapbook. Signed 1/500
Issue Price: N/A
Comments: King's small press published the book to distribute as keepsakes at a party of approximately 108 guests to celebrate King's silver anniversary in book publishing*

* At The Tavern on The Green in New York City, April 6, 1999. One of five stories that comprised "Hearts in Atlantis". The book is written in King's own hand.
At the party at each place setting was a copy of the book, a printed envelope stamped with peace symbols and a chain with a peace emblem attached. Also given out were signed both first AND second printings of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and a four page 25 question King trivia quiz.
Reportedly, approximately 28-42 copies were left on the table and thrown out by staff that night. None were recovered from trash. Stephen was so disgusted that drunk guests did this, that he took the remaining 380+ copies and placed them in his office safe in Bangor, where they remain to this day. 24 copies of an unsigned proof state having a form letter from Michael Alpert also exist

Text and images provided by Randall Flagg, Shibus, and AKC

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