Garden City: Doubleday, 1975. 1st Edition. Leather bound. FIRST PRINTING OF KING'S SECOND BOOK IN A CUSTOM FINE LEATHER BINDING. First edition, 1st printing with Q37 in gutter on final text page. Recently rebouund in full black niger leather , titled in silver, with an artistic drawing of a spider web stamped in blind. Blood red endpapers. Fine condition. The artistic binding is the work of young up-and-coming Chicago bookbinder Marianna Brotherton, Item #1237028
King's second book, issued shortly before the film version of CARRIE became a huge success. A vampire novel, 'SALEM'S LOT was also King's first novel to be released in paperback and the first to become a national best-seller upon publication.