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Title and CoverPublisherPublication DateMonthTrim SizeD-J PriceFirst Edition, First Printing Markings
Carrie
Doubleday1974April5.75"x8.5"x0.9"$5.95
See Book Photos
"First Edition" on copyright page
P6 on page 199
Salem's Lot
Doubleday1975October5.75"x8.5"x1.25" $7.95/$8.95
See Book Photos
"First Editon" is printed on copyright page, "Q37" is printed on page 439. There are three dust jacket states to look for.

1) $8.95 on dust jacket, Father Cody error. (this is very rare!)

2) price clipped, $7.95, Father Cody error.

3) $7.95 on dust jacket, Father Callahan. Code on dust jacket reads, "A NEW NOVEL" will have no anchor on spine.
The Shining Doubleday19775.75"x 8.5"x1.5"$8.95 See Book Photos
"First Edition" on copyright page R49 on page 447
RageSignet1977September4.2"x7.0"x0.7" $1.50 See Book Photos
"First Signet Printing, September, 1977" on copyright page
"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page.
Format: softcover
Night ShiftDoubleday19785.75"x8.5"x1" $8.95 See Book Photos"First Edition" on copyright page S52 on page 336
The StandDoubleday19785.75"x8.5"x1.9" $12.95 See Book Photos"First Edition" on copyright page T39 on page 823
The Long WalkSignet1979July4.2"x7"x0.75" $2.25 See Book Photos"First Signet Printing, July, 1979" on copyright page "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page
The Dead ZoneViking Press1979August6.25"x9.5"x1.45" $11.95 See Book Photos"First published in 1979 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
FirestarterViking Press
1980September6.25"x9.5"x1.6" $13.95 See Book Photos"First published in 1980 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
Cujo
Viking
(Mysterious Press)
1981September6.25"x9.5"x1.2" $13.95 See Book Photos"First published in 1981 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
RoadworkSignet1981March4.2"x7.0"x0.6"$2.25 See Book Photos"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page
The Running ManSignet1982May4.2 x 7.0 x 0.6" $2.50See Book Photos"First Printing May 1982" on copyright page "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page
Different SeasonsViking1982August6.25"x9.5"x1.6"$16.95See Book Photos"First published in 1982 by the Viking Press" on the copyright page.
Pet SemataryDoubleday19836.25"x9.5"x1.2" $15.95See Book Photos"First Edition" printed on copyright page, and "Y3" printed on page 374. Two dust jacket states include; 1) Caretakers listed as 1982 2) Caretakers listed as 1983.
ChristineViking
(Donald M. Grant)
1983April6.25"x9.5"x1.6" $16.95See Book Photos"First published in 1983 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
The TalismanG.P. Putnam's & Sons1984November6.25"x9.5"x1.8"$18.95See Book Photos
Cycle of the WerewolfSignet1985April8.75"x11.25"x0.5" No DJSee Book Photos
ThinnerNew American
Library
19845.8"x8.75"x1.2" $12.95See Book PhotosPublished under the name Richard Bachman in 1984 by New American Library. "First Printing, November, 1984" on copyright page, and code "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" printed on copyright page. Code on dust jacket is "11125084"
Skeleton CrewPutnam
(Scream Press)
19856.25"x9.5"x1.6" $18.95See Book Photos"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" on copyright page
IT
Viking Press1986September6.25"x9.5"x2.3" $22.95See Book Photos"First published in 1986 by Viking Penguin, Inc." on copyright page. Code on dust jacket is "09221086"
The Eyes of the DragonViking
(Philtrum)
1987February6.25"x9.5"x0.9" $18.95See Book Photos"First published in 1987 by Viking Penguin, Inc." on copyright page
MiseryViking Press1987June6.25"x9.5"x1.1" $18.95See Book Photos"First published in 1987 by Viking Penguin, Inc." on copyright page
The TommyknockersG.P. Putnam's & Sons1987November6.25"x9.5"x1.6" $19.95See Book PhotosCode '1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10' is printed on copyright page, and "Permissions to come" also printed on copyright page. Two different dust jacket states are; 1) author name in red. 2) author name in gold.
My Pretty PonyKnopf (Whitney Museum)19889.25"x13.6"x0.6"No DJSee Book Photos
"First Trade edition" on copyright page, which is inside back cover
The Dark HalfViking Press1989November6.25"x9.5"x1.3" $21.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1989 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
The Stand (Complete)Doubleday1990May6.25"x9.4"x2.5"





$24.95See Book Photos
"May 1990" and "First Trade Edition" printed on copyright page
Four Past MidnightViking1990September6.25"x9.5"x1.9"$22.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1990 by Viking Penguin" on the copyright page. "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on the copyright page. First state has SK in gold on front cover. Second state lacks gold.
Needful ThingsViking Press19916.25"x9.5"x2.0" $24.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1991 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Gerald's Game
Viking Press19926.25"x9.5"x1.1" $23.50See Book Photos
"First published in 1992 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Dolores Claiborne
Viking Press19936.25"x9.5"x1.2" $23.50See Book Photos
"First published in 1993 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Nightmares and DreamscapesViking Press19936.25"x9.5"x2.25"$27.50See Book Photos
"First published in 1993 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Insomnia
Viking Press19946.25"x9.5"x2.1"$27.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1994 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Two simultaneous dust jacket states with red and white reversed
Rose MadderViking Press19956.25"x9.5"x1.3" $25.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1995 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
DesperationViking
(Donald M. Grant)
19966.5"x9.5"x2.25" $27.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1996 by Viking Penguin"" on copyright page
"10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: The Two Dead Girls
Signet1996MarchSee Book Photos
"First Printing, March, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: The Mouse on the MileSignet1996AprilSee Book Photos
"First Printing, April, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: Coffey's HandsSignet1996MaySee Book Photos
"First Printing, May, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix
Signet1996JuneSee Book Photos
"First Printing, June, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: Night JourneySignet1996JulySee Book Photos
"First Printing, July, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: Coffey on the MileSignet1996AugustSee Book Photos
"First Printing, August, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The RegulatorsDutton1996October6.5"x9.5"x1.6"$24.95See Book Photos
"First Trade Printing, October 1996" on copyright page "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Bag of BonesScribner1998September6.5"x9.5"x1.6" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
The Girl Who Loved Tom GordonScribner1999April5.75"x8.75"x0.9" $16.95See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Hearts in AtlantisScribner19996.5"x9.5"x2.0" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
The Green Mile: The Complete Serial NovelScribner20006.1"x9.25"x1.1"$25.00See Book Photos
First Scribner edition 2000 on copyright page. "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.
The Plant: Zenith RisingPhiltrum Press2000See Book Photos
Dreamcatcher
Scribner2001March6.5"x9.5"x2.0" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Black HouseRandom House
(Donald M. Grant)
2001September6.5"x9.5"x1.8"$28.95See Book Photos
"First Trade Edition" on copyright page
"2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3" on copyright page
Everything's EventualScribner20026.5"x9.5"x1.75" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
From a Buick 8
Scribner20026.3"x9.5"x1.3" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
FaithfulScribner2004December6.3"x9.2"x1.2"$26.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
The Colorado KidHard Case Crime20054.2"x6.8"x0.6"No DJ
$5.99
See Book Photos
Only one edition exists. Subsequent printings not anticipated at this point.
`Salem's Lot (Illustrated Edition)Doubleday20056.5"x9.5"x1.75"$35.00See Book Photos
"First Edition" on copyright page "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Cell
Scribner2006January6.3"x9.5"x1.4" $26.95See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Lisey's StoryScribner2006October6.3"x9.5"x1.7" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Blaze

Scribner2007See Book Photos
First Scribner hardcover edition June 2007 "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" on copyright page. Published as a Richard Bachman novel.
Duma KeyScribner2008January6.3"x9.5"x2.1"$28.00See Book Photos
First Scribner hardcover edition January 2008
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Just After SunsetScribner2008November

6.3"x9.5"x1.4"
$28.00See Book Photos
First Scribner hardcover edition November 2008
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Under The DomeScribner2009November6.4"x9.5"x2.5"$35.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Full Dark, No StarsScribner20106.4"x9.5"x1.4"$27.99See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
11/22/63Scribner2011November6.4"x9.5"x1.4"See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
Title and CoverPublisherPublication DateMonthTrim SizeD-J PriceFirst Edition, First Printing Markings
Carrie
Doubleday1974April5.75"x8.5"x0.9"$5.95
See Book Photos
"First Edition" on copyright page
P6 on page 199
Salem's Lot
Doubleday1975October5.75"x8.5"x1.25" $7.95/$8.95
See Book Photos
"First Editon" is printed on copyright page, "Q37" is printed on page 439. There are three dust jacket states to look for.

1) $8.95 on dust jacket, Father Cody error. (this is very rare!)

2) price clipped, $7.95, Father Cody error.

3) $7.95 on dust jacket, Father Callahan. Code on dust jacket reads, "A NEW NOVEL" will have no anchor on spine.
The Shining Doubleday19775.75"x 8.5"x1.5"$8.95 See Book Photos
"First Edition" on copyright page R49 on page 447
RageSignet1977September4.2"x7.0"x0.7" $1.50 See Book Photos
"First Signet Printing, September, 1977" on copyright page
"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page.
Format: softcover
Night ShiftDoubleday19785.75"x8.5"x1" $8.95 See Book Photos"First Edition" on copyright page S52 on page 336
The StandDoubleday19785.75"x8.5"x1.9" $12.95 See Book Photos"First Edition" on copyright page T39 on page 823
The Long WalkSignet1979July4.2"x7"x0.75" $2.25 See Book Photos"First Signet Printing, July, 1979" on copyright page "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page
The Dead ZoneViking Press1979August6.25"x9.5"x1.45" $11.95 See Book Photos"First published in 1979 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
FirestarterViking Press
1980September6.25"x9.5"x1.6" $13.95 See Book Photos"First published in 1980 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
Cujo
Viking
(Mysterious Press)
1981September6.25"x9.5"x1.2" $13.95 See Book Photos"First published in 1981 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
RoadworkSignet1981March4.2"x7.0"x0.6"$2.25 See Book Photos"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page
The Running ManSignet1982May4.2 x 7.0 x 0.6" $2.50See Book Photos"First Printing May 1982" on copyright page "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page
Different SeasonsViking1982August6.25"x9.5"x1.6"$16.95See Book Photos"First published in 1982 by the Viking Press" on the copyright page.
Pet SemataryDoubleday19836.25"x9.5"x1.2" $15.95See Book Photos"First Edition" printed on copyright page, and "Y3" printed on page 374. Two dust jacket states include; 1) Caretakers listed as 1982 2) Caretakers listed as 1983.
ChristineViking
(Donald M. Grant)
1983April6.25"x9.5"x1.6" $16.95See Book Photos"First published in 1983 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
The TalismanG.P. Putnam's & Sons1984November6.25"x9.5"x1.8"$18.95See Book Photos
Cycle of the WerewolfSignet1985April8.75"x11.25"x0.5" No DJSee Book Photos
ThinnerNew American
Library
19845.8"x8.75"x1.2" $12.95See Book PhotosPublished under the name Richard Bachman in 1984 by New American Library. "First Printing, November, 1984" on copyright page, and code "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" printed on copyright page. Code on dust jacket is "11125084"
Skeleton CrewPutnam
(Scream Press)
19856.25"x9.5"x1.6" $18.95See Book Photos"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" on copyright page
IT
Viking Press1986September6.25"x9.5"x2.3" $22.95See Book Photos"First published in 1986 by Viking Penguin, Inc." on copyright page. Code on dust jacket is "09221086"
The Eyes of the DragonViking
(Philtrum)
1987February6.25"x9.5"x0.9" $18.95See Book Photos"First published in 1987 by Viking Penguin, Inc." on copyright page
MiseryViking Press1987June6.25"x9.5"x1.1" $18.95See Book Photos"First published in 1987 by Viking Penguin, Inc." on copyright page
The TommyknockersG.P. Putnam's & Sons1987November6.25"x9.5"x1.6" $19.95See Book PhotosCode '1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10' is printed on copyright page, and "Permissions to come" also printed on copyright page. Two different dust jacket states are; 1) author name in red. 2) author name in gold.
My Pretty PonyKnopf (Whitney Museum)19889.25"x13.6"x0.6"No DJSee Book Photos
"First Trade edition" on copyright page, which is inside back cover
The Dark HalfViking Press1989November6.25"x9.5"x1.3" $21.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1989 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
The Stand (Complete)Doubleday1990May6.25"x9.4"x2.5"





$24.95See Book Photos
"May 1990" and "First Trade Edition" printed on copyright page
Four Past MidnightViking1990September6.25"x9.5"x1.9"$22.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1990 by Viking Penguin" on the copyright page. "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on the copyright page. First state has SK in gold on front cover. Second state lacks gold.
Needful ThingsViking Press19916.25"x9.5"x2.0" $24.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1991 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Gerald's Game
Viking Press19926.25"x9.5"x1.1" $23.50See Book Photos
"First published in 1992 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Dolores Claiborne
Viking Press19936.25"x9.5"x1.2" $23.50See Book Photos
"First published in 1993 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Nightmares and DreamscapesViking Press19936.25"x9.5"x2.25"$27.50See Book Photos
"First published in 1993 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Insomnia
Viking Press19946.25"x9.5"x2.1"$27.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1994 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Two simultaneous dust jacket states with red and white reversed
Rose MadderViking Press19956.25"x9.5"x1.3" $25.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1995 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
DesperationViking
(Donald M. Grant)
19966.5"x9.5"x2.25" $27.95See Book Photos
"First published in 1996 by Viking Penguin"" on copyright page
"10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: The Two Dead Girls
Signet1996MarchSee Book Photos
"First Printing, March, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: The Mouse on the MileSignet1996AprilSee Book Photos
"First Printing, April, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: Coffey's HandsSignet1996MaySee Book Photos
"First Printing, May, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix
Signet1996JuneSee Book Photos
"First Printing, June, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: Night JourneySignet1996JulySee Book Photos
"First Printing, July, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The Green Mile: Coffey on the MileSignet1996AugustSee Book Photos
"First Printing, August, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
The RegulatorsDutton1996October6.5"x9.5"x1.6"$24.95See Book Photos
"First Trade Printing, October 1996" on copyright page "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Bag of BonesScribner1998September6.5"x9.5"x1.6" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
The Girl Who Loved Tom GordonScribner1999April5.75"x8.75"x0.9" $16.95See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Hearts in AtlantisScribner19996.5"x9.5"x2.0" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
The Green Mile: The Complete Serial NovelScribner20006.1"x9.25"x1.1"$25.00See Book Photos
First Scribner edition 2000 on copyright page. "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.
The Plant: Zenith RisingPhiltrum Press2000See Book Photos
Dreamcatcher
Scribner2001March6.5"x9.5"x2.0" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Black HouseRandom House
(Donald M. Grant)
2001September6.5"x9.5"x1.8"$28.95See Book Photos
"First Trade Edition" on copyright page
"2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3" on copyright page
Everything's EventualScribner20026.5"x9.5"x1.75" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
From a Buick 8
Scribner20026.3"x9.5"x1.3" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
FaithfulScribner2004December6.3"x9.2"x1.2"$26.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
The Colorado KidHard Case Crime20054.2"x6.8"x0.6"No DJ
$5.99
See Book Photos
Only one edition exists. Subsequent printings not anticipated at this point.
`Salem's Lot (Illustrated Edition)Doubleday20056.5"x9.5"x1.75"$35.00See Book Photos
"First Edition" on copyright page "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Cell
Scribner2006January6.3"x9.5"x1.4" $26.95See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Lisey's StoryScribner2006October6.3"x9.5"x1.7" $28.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Blaze

Scribner2007See Book Photos
First Scribner hardcover edition June 2007 "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" on copyright page. Published as a Richard Bachman novel.
Duma KeyScribner2008January6.3"x9.5"x2.1"$28.00See Book Photos
First Scribner hardcover edition January 2008
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Just After SunsetScribner2008November

6.3"x9.5"x1.4"
$28.00See Book Photos
First Scribner hardcover edition November 2008
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Under The DomeScribner2009November6.4"x9.5"x2.5"$35.00See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Full Dark, No StarsScribner20106.4"x9.5"x1.4"$27.99See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
11/22/63Scribner2011November6.4"x9.5"x1.4"See Book Photos
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.

 

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