Stephen King. The Green Mile. Orion 2000. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Near Fine. This a first printing of the UK first hard cover edition as indicated by the "This hardback edition published 2000" with no subsequent printings mentioned (if memory serves me right there was only ever one printing of this edition). The Green Mile was originally published as a six part serial novel over a number of months in 1996. In 1998 Orion published the first omnibus edition as a royal sized (large) paperback then two years later published this edition, the first hardback. Clean turquoise boards with gold lettering to spine. Tail of spine very slightly flattened, head of spine a little more so, upper front and rear corner tips quite heavily bumped and a couple of bumps to the fore edges. Book itself is unread and stands very square, text block is clean marred only by a few marks to the fore edge. The dust jacket is not too shabby at all - clean showing some creasing to the head of the spine, a touch of very light edge creasing, and the upper tip of the front flap fold is rubbed. The £16.99 price is intact on the front flap. Now a very scarce edition, particularly unread, and as with all things King highly collectible.
Category First Editions