Special signed and limited edition, number 324 of 448. Pages are clean, no markings from previous owners. Boards are clean. Binding is square and tight. Faint wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Text block is clean. Dust jacket is clean, bright, and unmarked with slight edgewear. Book is in a protective slip case. Brown cloth case is overall clean, faint scuffing and rubbing. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 22262
Vampires have always lived in Eastern Europe. But with the fall of the Soviet Union, they began to spread across the continent, then the world, turning whole populations into vampires--or human cattle. Having overrun India, the far East, and the great cities of North and South America, the forces of Night are now spreading into the countryside to consolidate their conquest.
In a town on the New Jersey shore, the vampires have just arrived, along with their human henchmen, the cowboys, who round up human cattle for the overlords in return for the promise of eternal life---later. For the vampires wish only a few of their own kind to rule, and feed. The rest of humanity are to be helpless herds, the source of the blood of life.
Falsely accused of abuse, Father Dan is drunk in a basement waiting for the end. His superior has betrayed the local Catholic congregation and become a vampire. Sister Carolyn has become a formidable killer of cowboys and vampires. Dan's niece, escaped from the conquest of New York, has made her way south to find him. Brought together by Rabbi Zev Wolpin, who is shaken by the vampires' fear of the cross and holy water, they plan their resistance. Against all odds, they discover that there just might be a way for humanity to really fight back. But first they will have to kill the vampire king of New York.
About the Author:
F. Paul Wilson, a New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between, is a practicing physician who resides in Wall, New Jersey.
Title: MIDNIGHT MASS
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Publication Date: 2005
Illustrator: Harry O. Morris
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Limited edition.
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, Forest Hill, Md, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st. Fine in fine dust jacket. the full novel. Limited to 488 copies. Signed by the Author. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 26493
Book Description Cemetery Dance, Forest Hill, MD, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Hardcover, F/F dj; as new unread copy. Slipcased, signed, numbered, and limited to 448 copies of which this is #266. From the author's note: 'Midnight Mass was born out of my dissatisfaction with the tortured romantic aesthetes who have been passing lately for vampires. Stephen King gave us the real deal in 'Salem's Lot, but what gives since then? I wanted to get back to roots--go retro, if you will--and write about the soulless, merciless, parasitic creatures we all knew and loved.'. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000207
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, Baltimore, 2005. Large octavo, terra cotta cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. One of 448 numbered copies signed by Wilson. A vampire novel set in a traditionalist cast, reacting (as the author states in a prefatory note) against the "tortured romantic aesthetes who have been passing lately for vampires," alluding presumably to the vampire novels of Anne Rice, among others. The premise of this novel is that the undead have overrun much of the Western world, making the living an endangered minority -- a premise he acknowledges as having been pioneered in Richard Matheson's I AM LEGEND -- although, unlike Matheson, whose revisionist vampires have nothing supernatural about them, Wilson preserves the traditional religious lore of the vampire, making a priest the hero of his resistance movement. A fine copy in fine dust jacket and slipcase. (#146292). Bookseller Inventory # 146292
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, Baltimore, 2005. Hardcover. Illustrated by Morris, Harry O. (illustrator). First Edition. Edition limited to 448 numbered copies. Signed by F. Paul Wilson on the limitation page. Light brown cloth lettered in gold on the spine panel. Color illustrations and dustjacket art by Harry O. Morris. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. Comes in a brown cloth slipcase, which is also in fine condition.; Octavo; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 28711
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1587670798
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1587670798 2005. 405 pages. Presentation copy of 52 signed, lettered copies. Signed by the author on the limitation page. Maroon leather boards with gold-stamped titling, fine. Dust jacket fine. Spine square. Binding sound. Interior bright, unmarked. Black and maroon traycase with yellow stitching and gold-stamped titling and decoration, lined in soft beige velvet-like material; lining starting to pull slightly at bottom edge of traycase, else fine. Fine in near-fine traycase. (BBS-2005735). Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2005735
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, Baltimore, MD, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. NEW DARK BROWN LEATHER BOUND, LETTERED HARDBACK in Extra Beautiful Felt-Lined, 1/4 BLACK LEATHER & BROWN LEATHER BOUND TRAYCASE w. Decoration, Gold Foil Stamping Front & Spine & unusual Leather Latch [unusual as CD Traycases were only bound in leather for a short time and are usually Faux Leather]. SIGNED by F. PAUL WILSON[NO Inscription]. LIMITED Ed. #PP/52. Contains an ADDITIONAL piece of Full-Page, Full Color ARTWORK not found in the numbered Ed. DJ in Clear, ARCHIVAL MYLAR WRAP. NO remainder mark. | SHIPS AIRMAIL INTERNATIONALLY! [Extra Postage for International & Priority Delivery]. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 003381
Book Description Cemetery Dance Publications, Baltimore, 2005. Hardcover. Illustrated by Morris, Harry O. (illustrator). First Edition. Edition limited to 52 lettered copies. Signed by F. Paul Wilson on the limitation page. Full brown leather lettered in gold on the front panel and the spine panel. Satin ribbon marker. Color illustrations and dustjacket art by Harry O. Morris. This edition with additional art by Harry O. Morris. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. In the gorgeous leather traycase with gold lettering, which is also in fine condition.; Octavo; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 28713