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
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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
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First Edition" on copyright page S52 on page 336
Doubleday19785.75"x8.5"x1"
$8.95
The Long Walk
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First Edition" on copyright page T39 on page 823
Doubleday19785.75"x8.5"x1.9"
$12.95
The Long Walk
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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
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First published in 1979 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
Viking Press1979August6.25"x9.5"x1.45"
$11.95
Firestarter
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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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First published in 1981 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
Viking
(Mysterious Press)
1981September6.25"x9.5"x1.2"
$13.95
Roadwork
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"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on CP
Signet1981March4.2"x7.0"x0.6"
$2.25
The Running Man
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First Printing May 1982" on copyright page "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page
Signet1982May4.2 x 7.0 x 0.6"
$2.50
Different Seasons
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First published in 1982 by the Viking Press" on the copyright page.
Viking1982August6.25"x9.5"x1.6"
$16.95
Pet Sematary
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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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First published in 1983 by the Viking Press" on copyright page
Viking
(Donald M. Grant)
1983April6.25"x9.5"x1.6"
$16.95
The Talisman
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"First published in 1984 by Viking Penguin,
Inc." on CP
G.P. Putnam's & Sons1984November6.25"x9.5"x1.8"
$18.95
Cycle of the Werewolf
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No special notes. Later reprinted in trade
paperback by Signet and combined with
script for Silver Bullet
Signet1985April8.75"x11.25"x0.5"
No DJ

Thinner
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Published 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"
New American
Library
19845.8"x8.75"x1.2"
$12.95
Skeleton Crew
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"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" on CP
Putnam
(Scream Press)
19856.25"x9.5"x1.6"
$18.95
IT
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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
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First published in 1987 by Viking Penguin, Inc." on copyright page
Viking
(Philtrum)
1987February6.25"x9.5"x0.9"
$18.95
Misery
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First published in 1987 by Viking Penguin, Inc." on copyright page
Viking Press1987June6.25"x9.5"x1.1"
$18.95
The Tommyknockers
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"1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" on CP
"Permissions to come" on CP
Two simultaneous dust jacket states:
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
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"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
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"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)
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"May 1990" and "First Trade Edition" printed on copyright page
Doubleday1990May6.25"x9.4"x2.5"



$24.95

Four Past Midnight
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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
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"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
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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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"First Printing, July, 1996" on copyright page.
Signet1996July
The Green Mile: Coffey on the Mile
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"First Printing, August, 1996" on copyright page
Signet1996August
The Regulators
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"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
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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on CP
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 CP
Scribner1999April5.75"x8.75"x0.9"
$16.95
Hearts in Atlantis
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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on CP
Scribner19996.5"x9.5"x2.0"
$28.00
The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel
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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
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Dreamcatcher
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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on CP
Scribner2001March6.5"x9.5"x2.0"
$28.00
Black House
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"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
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"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on CP
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 CP
Scribner20026.3"x9.5"x1.3"
$28.00
Faithful
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“1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2” on CP
Scribner2004December6.3"x9.2"x1.2"
$26.00
The Colorado Kid
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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)
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"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 CP
Scribner2006January6.3"x9.5"x1.4"
$26.95
Lisey's Story
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“1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2” on CP
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
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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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First Scribner hardcover edition November
2009
“1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2” on CP
Scribner2009November6.4"x9.5"x2.5"
$35.00
Full Dark, No Stars
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First Scribner hardcover edition November
2010
“1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2” on CP
Scribner20106.4"x9.5"x1.4"
$27.99
11/22/63
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First Scribner hardcover edition November
2011
“1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2” on CP
Scribner2011November6.4"x9.5"x1.4"
Doctor Sleep
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First Scribner hardcover edition September
2013
“1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2” on CP
Scribner2013
Joyland
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First Hard Case Crime edition: June 2013
on CP
(later covers state #1 NY Times Bestseller!
in a red band at the top)
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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First Scribner hardcover edition: June 2015
on CP
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on CP
Scribner2015June4.1 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
Joyland Illustrated Edition
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First Hard Case Crime edition: June 2013
on CP
(later covers state #1 NY Times Bestseller!
in a red band at the top)
Hard Case Crime2015September5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
End Of Watch
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First Scribner hardcover edition: June 2016
on CP
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on CP
Scribner2016June6.1 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
Sleeping Beauties
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First Scribner hardcover edition: November
2017 on CP
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on CP
Scribner2017September6.1 x 2.1 x 9.2 inches

The Outsider
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First Scribner hardcover edition: May 2018
on CP
"1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on CP
Scribner2018June

 

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