Richard Laymon. Endless Night. Headline 1993. First Edition. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Near Fine/Near Fine. This a first printing of the UK first edition as indicated by the "First published in 1993 by Headline Book Publishing Plc" statement with full 10 to 1 print line. Black boards with gold blocking to spine. Tail of spine slightly crunched, very small bump to middle of lower edge front board, upper right front tip a little bumped. Book stands very square considering it has been read. Text block is clean though a little age discoloured as common with Headline publications from this period. DJ is not too shabby showing a little light edge wear and is a tad rubbed/creased at the lower front spine hinge. £16.99 price intact on front flap. This copy inscribed "For Tom & Donna - Don't forget to lock the doors. Thanks for fixing up the house so great. Sincerely" and signed "Dick" and in full dated "Oct 6, 1994". 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). A great association copy which would sit proudly in any Laymon collection. RARE signed.
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