The Auctioneer deluxe
Median Market Value
19.a Deluxe Red Roman Numeral Edition, quarter leather binding, cloth traycase, black cloth boards, signed by Ed Gorman: 25 limitation – $250(?)
19.b.i Numbered edition. Full cloth binding with inset pictorial of the frontispiece, small font gold foil stamping on spine, signed by Ed Gorman: 50-100(?) of 300 limitation - $65
19.b.ii Numbered edition. Full cloth binding with inset pictorial of the frontispiece, large font with glyph text separator on spine, signed by Ed Gorman: 50-100(?) of 300 limitation - $65
19.b.iii Numbered edition. Quarter faux leather binding with full height printed front board of the frontispiece, silver foil stamping on spine, signed by Ed Gorman: 100-200(?) of 300 limitation - $65
Published to wide acclaim in 1975, The Auctioneer is a minor classic, now almost completely forgotten. The story of John Moore, his wife Mim, and his mother, is a gripping tale of greed in a small town, which is quietly overrun by auctioneer Bob Gore. Acclaimed by Stephen King and Robert R. McCammon, The Auctioneer is here reprinted for the first time in 30 years.
Author Joan Samson died of cancer just as movie rights were being negotiated, and before the book became a runaway success in paperback, eventually selling a million copies (the book was heavily advertised by Avon with 10-second television spots, a rarity for books even back then). With a new introduction by Ed Gorman, a fine photograph from John Bonath, and the original paperback art.
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