Hard Cover. West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant Publisher, 1982. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing of the first book of The Dark Tower series. One of 10,000 copies. Illustrated by Michael Whelan. An excellent copy; in a fine, unclipped dust jacket with the slightest trace of wear to the spine ends and corners of flaps folds. The Gunslinger is the first novel in the Dark Tower fantasy series, which is considered the author's magnum opus. In this novel, he introduces the character Roland Deschain of Gilead, also known as the Last Gunslinger, who pursues the man in black, an evil figure who can resurrect the dead. Based on five short stories King wrote for The Magazine of Fantasy and Fiction, the entire Dark Tower series is comprised of eight novels, which King considers one long, epic work. King drew his inspiration for the series from Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came."