The Shining, Stephen King
First edition, first printing of King's classic, his third published novel and first hardcover bestseller, which firmly established him as a preeminent writer of horror. Basis for Stanley Kubrick's iconic 1980 film adaptation starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd. First issue with code "R49" present at rear gutter.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1977. Publisher's original black cloth spine over mustard paper boards, spine lettered in gilt; pp. (viii), 447. A very good copy in a very good, first issue dust jacket. Binding remains sturdy with a slight lean. Minimal wear to boards but for some rubbing to cloth near spine heel and a touch of fraying to spine tips. Owner's bookplate to front pastedown, small faint stain to first blank and a spot of light foxing to a few pages at foredge. Jacket remains bright and vivid with some shelfwear, a few closed tears and associated creases, faint rubbing to back panel. A presentable copy, protected in archival mylar.