Hard Cover. New York: Doubleday, 1983. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth, with the author's signature stamped in gilt to the front board, gilt lettering to the spine; in a first-issue dust jacket designed by Linda Fennimore, with Tabitha King's novel Caretakers incorrect 1982 publishing date. A near fine copy, with very minor rubbing to spine ends, previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper, bright and fresh overall; very good unclipped dust jacket, with some wear to the spine ends and the corners, a hint of smudging and light rippling to the rear panel. Overall, a lovely copy. In Pet Sematary, Louis Creed and his family move to a small town in Maine. Near their new house, Louis discovers a makeshift burial ground for pets. Tucked in the woods behind this cemetery is another cemetery, one that is home to an ancient and malevolent power, as the Creeds are soon to find out. The inspiration for this book came to King when he was working as a writer-in-residence at The University of Maine at Orono in the late 1970s. King's cat was hit by traffic in front of his house, and he buried it in a nearby pet cemetery. King has stated that of the many novels that he has written, Pet Sematary is the one that scares him the most.