The Stake UK First Edition


Richard Laymon. The Stake. Headline 1990. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine / Near Fine. This a first printing of the UK first edition as indicated by the “First published in 1990 by Headline Book Publishing PLC” statement with full 10 to 1 print line. Sharp clean black boards with gold blocking to spine, white endpapers. Upper corner tip of rear board ever so slightly bumped. Book stands square and appears to be unread. Text block is clean though age discoloured as common due to the cheap paper used by the publisher. A previous sellers pencilled priced has been partially erased on the FEP. DJ is clean and bright showing only a minor rub to the upper left tip of the rear panel. Spine is somewhat sun faded as is usually the case with this title. £13.95 price intact on front flap. Overall a very decent copy of a tough title to find these days.