Hard Cover. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1985. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth-backed black boards; original black dust jacket with white lettering, illustration of cymbal-banging monkey illustration on front panel by Don Brautigam, and photograph of author to rear panel by James Leonard. Fine copy with very light stain to bottom of text block; about fine dust jacket with a bit of creasing on bottom of spine, some tiny nicks on edges. Still, a beautiful and fine copy. Skeleton Crew was the third collection of stories released by the famed horror writer, Stephen King. Some notable stories in the collection are the acclaimed novella The Mist, about a group of residents in a small town who take cover in a grocery store from a thick and supernatural mist; the gross-out Survivor Type, in which a man trapped on a deserted island must resort to self-cannibalization to survive; and Gramma, a story about a boy who tends to his dying grandmother during a storm and suspects that she may be a witch. Also included in the collection are a few poems written by King, one of which, entitled "For Owen," is a touching piece about King and his son's walk to school. In a review of Skeleton Crew, American Gods author Neil Gaiman called the collection "500 pages of gorious goodies."