Stephen King Novels – First Edition Identification Guide

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Title and CoverFirst Edition MarkingsPublisherDateMonthTrim Size and DJ Price
Carrie
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"First Edition" on copyright page
P6 on page 199
Doubleday1974April5.75"x8.5"x0.9"
$5.95
Salem's Lot

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"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.
Doubleday1975October5.75"x8.5"x1.25"
$7.95/$8.95
The Shining[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=shining"]
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"First Edition" on copyright page R49 on page 447
Doubleday19775.75"x 8.5"x1.5"
$8.95
Rage
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"First Signet Printing, September, 1977" on copyright page
"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page.
Format: softcover
Signet1977September4.2"x7.0"x0.7"
$1.50
Night Shift[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=night+shift"]
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Doubleday19785.75"x8.5"x1"
$8.95
The Stand[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=the+stand"]
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Doubleday19785.75"x8.5"x1.9"
$12.95
The Long Walk[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=long+walk"]
View Photos[/button]"First Signet Printing, July, 1979" on copyright page "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page
Signet1979July4.2"x7"x0.75"
$2.25
The Dead Zone[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=dead+zone"]
View Photos[/button]"First published in 1979 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
Viking Press1979August6.25"x9.5"x1.45"
$11.95
Firestarter[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=firestarter"]
View Photos[/button]"First published in 1980 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
Viking Press
1980September6.25"x9.5"x1.6"
$13.95
Cujo
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Viking
(Mysterious Press)
1981September6.25"x9.5"x1.2"
$13.95
Roadwork

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Signet1981March4.2"x7.0"x0.6"
$2.25
The Running Man[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=running+man"]View Photos[/button]"First Printing May 1982" on copyright page "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright pageSignet1982May4.2 x 7.0 x 0.6"
$2.50
Different Seasons[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=different+seasons"]View Photos[/button]"First published in 1982 by the Viking Press" on the copyright page.Viking1982August6.25"x9.5"x1.6"
$16.95
Pet Sematary[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=pet+sematary"]View Photos[/button]"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.Doubleday19836.25"x9.5"x1.2"
$15.95
Christine

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(Donald M. Grant)
1983April6.25"x9.5"x1.6"
$16.95
The Talisman[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=talisman"]View Photos[/button]G.P. Putnam's & Sons1984November6.25"x9.5"x1.8"
$18.95
Cycle of the Werewolf[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=cycle+werewolf"]View Photos[/button]Signet1985April8.75"x11.25"x0.5"
No DJ
Thinner

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Library
19845.8"x8.75"x1.2"
$12.95
Skeleton Crew[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=skeleton+crew"]View Photos[/button]"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" on copyright page Putnam
(Scream Press)
19856.25"x9.5"x1.6"
$18.95
IT
[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=carrie"]View Photos[/button]"First published in 1986 by Viking Penguin, Inc." on copyright page. Code on dust jacket is "09221086"Viking Press1986September6.25"x9.5"x2.3"
$22.95
The Eyes of the Dragon[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=eyes+dragon"]View Photos[/button]"First published in 1987 by Viking Penguin, Inc." on copyright pageViking
(Philtrum)
1987February6.25"x9.5"x0.9"
$18.95
Misery

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$18.95
The Tommyknockers[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=tommyknockers"]View Photos[/button]Code '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.G.P. Putnam's & Sons1987November6.25"x9.5"x1.6"
$19.95
My Pretty Pony[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=pretty+pony"]View Photos[/button]
"First Trade edition" on copyright page, which is inside back cover
Knopf (Whitney Museum)19889.25"x13.6"x0.6"
No DJ
The Dark Half[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=dark+half"]View Photos[/button]
"First published in 1989 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Viking Press1989November6.25"x9.5"x1.3"
$21.95
The Stand (Complete)[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=the+stand"]View Photos[/button]
"May 1990" and "First Trade Edition" printed on copyright page
Doubleday1990May6.25"x9.4"x2.5"



$24.95

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"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.
Viking1990September6.25"x9.5"x1.9"
$22.95
Needful Things[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=needful+things"]View Photos[/button]
"First published in 1991 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Viking Press19916.25"x9.5"x2.0"
$24.95
Gerald's Game
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"First published in 1992 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Viking Press19926.25"x9.5"x1.1"
$23.50
Dolores Claiborne
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"First published in 1993 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Viking Press19936.25"x9.5"x1.2"
$23.50
Nightmares and Dreamscapes[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=nightmares+dreamscapes"]View Photos[/button]
"First published in 1993 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Viking Press19936.25"x9.5"x2.25"
$27.50
Insomnia
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"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
Viking Press19946.25"x9.5"x2.1"
$27.95
Rose Madder[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=rose+madder"]View Photos[/button]
"First published in 1995 by Viking Penguin" on copyright page
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Viking Press19956.25"x9.5"x1.3"
$25.95
Desperation[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=desperation"]View Photos[/button]
"First published in 1996 by Viking Penguin"" on copyright page
"10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Viking
(Donald M. Grant)
19966.5"x9.5"x2.25"
$27.95
The Green Mile: The Two Dead Girls
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"First Printing, March, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Signet1996March
The Green Mile: The Mouse on the Mile[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=green+mile"]View Photos[/button]
"First Printing, April, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Signet1996April
The Green Mile: Coffey's Hands[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=green+mile"]View Photos[/button]
"First Printing, May, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Signet1996May
The Green Mile: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix
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"First Printing, June, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Signet1996June
The Green Mile: Night Journey[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=green+mile"]View Photos[/button]
"First Printing, July, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Signet1996July
The Green Mile: Coffey on the Mile[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=green+mile"]View Photos[/button]
"First Printing, August, 1996" on copyright page month "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Signet1996August
The Regulators[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=regulators"]View Photos[/button]
"First Trade Printing, October 1996" on copyright page "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Dutton1996October6.5"x9.5"x1.6"
$24.95
Bag of Bones[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=bag+bones"]View Photos[/button]
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner1998September6.5"x9.5"x1.6"
$28.00
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner1999April5.75"x8.75"x0.9"
$16.95
Hearts in Atlantis[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=hearts+atlantis"]View Photos[/button]
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner19996.5"x9.5"x2.0"
$28.00
The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=green+mile"]View Photos[/button]
First Scribner edition 2000 on copyright page. "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.
Scribner20006.1"x9.25"x1.1"
$25.00
The Plant: Zenith Rising[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=the+plant"]View Photos[/button]Philtrum Press2000
Dreamcatcher
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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner2001March6.5"x9.5"x2.0"
$28.00
Black House[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=black+house"]View Photos[/button]
"First Trade Edition" on copyright page
"2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3" on copyright page
Random House
(Donald M. Grant)
2001September6.5"x9.5"x1.8"
$28.95
Everything's Eventual[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=everything+eventual"]View Photos[/button]
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner20026.5"x9.5"x1.75"
$28.00
From a Buick 8
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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner20026.3"x9.5"x1.3"
$28.00
Faithful

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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
Scribner2004December6.3"x9.2"x1.2"
$26.00
The Colorado Kid[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=colorado+kid"]View Photos[/button]
Only one edition exists. Subsequent printings not anticipated at this point.
Hard Case Crime20054.2"x6.8"x0.6"
$5.99
`Salem's Lot (Illustrated Edition)[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=salem's+lot"]View Photos[/button]
"First Edition" on copyright page "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page
Doubleday20056.5"x9.5"x1.75"
$35.00
Cell
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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner2006January6.3"x9.5"x1.4"
$26.95
Lisey's Story[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=lisey+story"]See Book Photos[/button]
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner2006October6.3"x9.5"x1.7"
$28.00
Blaze

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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.
Scribner2007
Duma Key[button color="orange" link="http://www.veryfinebooks.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=duma+key"]View Photos[/button]
First Scribner hardcover edition January 2008
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner2008January6.3"x9.5"x2.1"
$28.00
Just After Sunset

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First Scribner hardcover edition November 2008
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner2008November

6.3"x9.5"x1.4"
$28.00
Under The Dome
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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner2009November6.4"x9.5"x2.5"
$35.00
Full Dark, No Stars

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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page
Scribner20106.4"x9.5"x1.4"
$27.99
11/22/63

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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
Scribner2011November6.4"x9.5"x1.4"
Doctor Sleep

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Full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
Scribner2013
Joyland



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Titan Books2013June
Mr. Mercedes


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Full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
Scribner2014June6.1 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
Revival

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Full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
Scribner2014November5.3 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
Finders Keepers

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Full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
Scribner2015June4.1 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
Joyland Illustrated Edition

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Hard Case Crime2015September5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
End Of Watch

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Full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
Scribner2016June6.1 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
Sleeping Beauties

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Full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page.
Scribner2017September6.1 x 2.1 x 9.2 inches
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Scribner2018June

 

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