First Edition is stated on the bottom of the copyright page, with 1978 on title page, and "T39" gutter code on page 823. Boards are mustard with gold lettering on a black cloth spine. The first issue dust jacket has a price of $12.95 on the front flap, and a 35-line quote from the book on the back. The author bio on the back dust jacket flap mentions earlier books only - Carrie, The Shining, Salem's Lot, and Night Shift.
Picture of the 1978 first edition dust jacket for The Stand.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Stand.
Picture of dust jacket where original $12.95 price is found for The Stand.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Stand.
Picture of the first edition Doubleday and Company boards for The Stand.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Stand.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Stand.
This is the "T39" gutter code on page 823.
Other first edition points for books by Stephen King include: Carrie, The Dead Zone.
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