Richard Laymon. Alarms. Mark V. Ziesing 1992. First Edition. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Fine / Fine. This a first printing of the US first edition as indicated by the "First Edition" statement and no subsequent printings mentioned. Simultaneously published as a signed limited edition this the trade hard back edition. Very sharp clean brown leatherette covered boards with gold blocking to spine, pale brown speckled endpapers, head/tail bands. A lovely unread copy in a clean sharp DJ with $25 price intact on front flap. This copy inscribed "For Tom & Donna Best" and signed by Richard Laymon dated "2-13-93". The Tom in question is Tom Corey who did some work on Richard's house and later (circa Aug 1995) did the construction work on Alice's garage (a garage Richard had built - often referred to as Alice's garage after the character in After Midnight) and the two families became good friends. After Midnight was dedicated to Tom, Donna and their two daughters. Tom passed away shortly after Richard in 2001. He was an avid book collector and this copy is from his personal collection (sold to me by Donna's second husband Chris shortly before they moved from California in 2017). Whilst finding a signed limited edition is quite easy and not particularly costly finding signed copies of this trade edition is very, very difficult. A lovely association copy that would sit very well in any Laymon collection.
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