Title: The Cellar
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Pubications, Baltimore, Maryland
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Unread. A beautiful pristine collector's copy of a very scarce book. The book was purchased As New from the publisher and promptly shelved. Signed. numbered, limited edition (#79), 1 /500 copies of this phenomenal book, the late, under appreciated Richard Laymon's first published novel and the first and only hardcover edition ever published. After years of obscurity, the author's visceral in-your -face style finally caught on in the U.K. and it took another decade before his genius was recognized in the U.S. Accolades to Cemetery Dance and Richard Chizmar for bravely publishing him before he passed away prematurely. SIGNED by all contributers, by the author, Richard Laymon, by Bentley Little who wrote the introduction, and by the esteemed artist Alan M. Clark, who did the full-color artwork, with a foreword by the author himself, In a handmade cloth black slipcase. Here is a description of the book from the publisher Cemetery Dance: 'Awakened by an early morning telephone call, Donna Hayes finds out that Roy has been released from prison. Roy, her ex-husband, is not a nice guy. They don't come much worse than Roy. Knowing he must be on his way, Donna drags her twelve-year-old daughter out of bed. Together, they hit the road. East. The last thing they want is for Roy to get his hands on them again. But in racing up the California coast to get away from one danger, they approach another. The town of Malcasa Point. And Beast House.During the day, tourists roam through the old house, led by the scarred and crusty Maggie Kutch. At night, however, the tourists are gone. The house is locked and dark and silent. At night, it belongs to the beast.'. Bookseller Inventory # 1001330
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