HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. This copy signed by Herbert and dated 6th July 1987. Pages toning, otherwise a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 11852
Synopsis: This book is about a conflict of evils. There is a house called Neath that holds a dark and terrible secret. In that house, there is a psychic called Kline who is part of its secret. The keeper is guardian of the house, of the psychic, and of the secret. But now, an outsider must protect them from a terrible danger. Halloran will combat men who thrive on physical corruptions; he will find love of a perverse nature; he will confront his soul's own darkness. And eventually, he will discover the horrific and awesome secret of the Sepulchre...Remember with fear...
About the Author: James Herbert is not just Britain's No. 1 bestselling writer of chiller fiction, a position he has held since publication of his first novel, but is one of our greatest popular novelists, whose books are sold in thirty-three other languages, including Russian and Chinese. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his twenty novels have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.
Publication Date: 1987
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st edition.
Book Description Hodder, 1987. 1st edition and near fine ina near fine dw. No marks and not price clipped. Author inscribed 'Happy Birthday' and signed on pasted slip to title page. Seller Inventory # 37751
Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. First impression of the true first edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the recto of the half-title-page: 'To Stephen, Hope you like this one! James Herbert, 6th July '87' in black ink pen. ***Fine in black cloth covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Beige front and rear free endpapers and pastedowns. Black and white 'sepulchre' illustration to title-page. Black and white line illustrated 'sepulchre' chapter-heads throughout, and a single chapter-tail-piece to the final page. Paper slightly browned. Pages clean. No inscriptions (other than the author's). Spine tight. ***In a fine bright crisp unfaded red dustwrapper with black and white titles and gilt 'sepulchre' illustration to front panel. Dustwrapper not price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of £10.95 net. Colour portrait photograph of James Herbert by Snowdon to rear panel of dustwrapper. No tears. No fading. Red colour bright. Spine and front and rear panels of dustwrapper clean and bright. 316 pages. 242mm x 152 mm. ***'There is a house, hidden away in a small valley, that holds a dark and dreadful secret. ***The house is called Neath. ***There is a psychic who lives in that house who is part of its secret. ***His name is Kline. ***There is a guardian of the house, and of the psychic, and of the secret. ***He is known as The Keeper. ***Together, in unholy union, they serve a force whose existence threatens mankind itself. ***But now a terrible danger is sensed and an outsider must protect them all. ***The outsider is Halloran, and he is unaware of the insidious evil he must face. ***He will learn of a multinational corporation's strange method of detecting new mineral resources; he will combat men who thrive on the worst of physical corruption; he will find love of perverse nature; he will confront the darkness of his own soul. ***And eventually Halloran will discover the horrific and awesome secret of the sepulchre---' (Quote from inside front of dustwrapper blurb). *** 'First impression of the true first edition in its original dustwrapper in very nice, bright collectable condition, especially hard to find signed and inscribed by the author. Of interest to collectors of James Herbert and horror fiction first editions. ***Scarce to find signed and inscribed. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 3535