Midnight's Lair US Proof


Richard Laymon. Midnight's Lair. St Martins Press 1993. First edition. Original Wraps. Uncorrected Proof. Fine. This the uncorrected proof of the first US hardback edition. Originally published in the UK under the pseudonym Richard Kelly by W.H.Allen in 1988 this proof was also issued in the Richard Kelly name, however come publication day the authors real name was used. An unread copy of a very unusual edition, lightly bumped at the top of the flat un-creased spine. Very faint vertical crease to front panel, very light soiling to the edges of the otherwise clean text block. Publicists card stapled to the inside of the front cover (as it was received). Extraordinarily scarce as you would imagine and a real treat for the Laymon collector!
REF C276