SHADOWFIRES [by] Leigh Nichols [pseudonym]. London: Collins, 1987. Octavo, boards. First British (and first trade) hardcover edition. A presentation copy with an amusing full-page signed inscription by Koontz on the half title page: "To --- / You'll notice on the back / jacket flap that the author / is referred to as 'her,' though / on previous editions the same / publisher called Nichols 'he.' / The British are either sexually / confused -- or they are under / the impression that I am / a hermaphrodite! / Your friend, / Dean R. Koontz / 12-15-87." This Collins edition was preceded by a hardcover U.S. Literary Guild edition. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-189. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#162334).
"First published in Great Britain / by Collins 1987" on copyright page.