FEAR ITSELF: THE HORROR FICTION OF STEPHEN KING. San Francisco, California, Columbia, Pennsylvania: Underwood-Miller, 1982. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-255 [256: colophon] [note: inserted leaf with signatures of contributors precedes half title leaf], cloth. First edition. One of 225 copies comprising the limited issue signed by King and ten other contributors including Peter Straub, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Fritz Leiber, and Charles L. Grant. Foreword by King, introduction by Peter Straub, afterword by George Romero, nine essays by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Fritz Leiber, Charles L. Grant and others, plus a bibliographical checklist. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 10-86. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 8-43. Several very faint spots to top edge of sheets (appears to be some minor foxing of the paper stock, not water spots), a fine copy in fine dust jacket with minute nick to front panel. (#7463).
First edition so stated on copyright page. "This first edition of Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen / King is published in October 1982 in an edition of 5000 copies, / including a special signed edition of of 225 copies" on colophon page.