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The Dead Zone by Stephen King
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First Edition Dead Zone by Stephen King Front Cover

First edition front cover

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The Dead Zone by Stephen King - First edition points of issue.

Pages: 476

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Viking

Date Published: 1979

Copyright page: First edition has "First Published in 1979 by the Viking Press" on the copyright page

First Edition Total Publication: Estimated to be 50,000

First Edition Points of Issue: Viking's address of 625 Madison Avenue should be printed on the dust jacket and copyright page

Size: 6.25" x 9.5"

Bound: Quarter bound in black cloth with black boards and white paste downs.

Dedication: This is for Owen I love you, old Bear.

Limited or Special Editions: Easton Press released a limited edition of 1,300 copies in 1993 as part of the "Masterpieces of Science Fiction" series. It was reissued by Easton Press in 2004 available direct from the publisher until of 2006 and is now sold out.

Easton Press maintains the right to reprint "The Dead Zone" so there is a good chance that the book will be published again.

The first edition Easton Press is slightly different from the second edition Easton Press. The primary differences are on the spine of the books, internally the books are identical.

The first edition Easton Press of The Dead Zone the title and author sections on the spine are found inside a gilt square, on the second edition the title and author is listed between two gilt lines. The first edition font and graphics are larger when compared to the second edition.

Description: Stephen King's seventh published novel.

John Smith awakens from an interminable coma with an accursed power-the power to see the future and the terrible fate awaiting mankind in...the dead zone.


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