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5.25" x 8.25"  
King, Stephen  
"Carrie" - Advance proof of the first edition, with "Special Edition Not for Sale" printed at the bottom of the back cover. With an amazing inscription signed by King to his former college roommate, Phil "Flip" Thompson, reading, "For Flip and Karen - two of the best / there are - and I mean that - by / the way, this is the first book I've / signed in my life - it's kind of fun. / All the best, no matter what. / Stephen King / February 4, 1974"on the front free endpaper. Flip Thompson was also the person who challenged King that he couldn't write a story about a woman, the result of that challenge being the present work. Octavo. 199 pages. Publisher's white wrappers with black titles on the front and back only (no spine titles). Moderate wear, soiling and light staining to covers. Spine a bit cocked. Creasing to front corners of the wrappers. Rubbing to the joints, with a short split at the bottom of the front joint. The front free endpaper, on which the inscription appears, was re-attached many years ago to the front cover with light yellow perforated masking tape. (Doubleday & Company, 1974) (see 18611 thru 18611i to view other images of this book) (Item 18611)  
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