Some people will pay a lot of money for a rare Stephen King book. To celebrate the darker days of the year, here are the 10 most expensive Stephen King books ever sold through AbeBooks.

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1. The Regulators

Sold in July 2004


A leather-bound copy with four Winchester bullets emerging from the front cover and the shell cases entering the rear of the book - signed by "Bachman" and dedicated to Harlan Ellison. Sold for $8,000

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2. The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

Sold in March 2006


A first edition - one of 500 numbered copies signed by King and illustrator Michael Whelan. Sold for $7,500

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3. Firestarter

Sold in August 2004

A 1980 first edition signed by King with an aluminum-coated asbestos cloth with a red calf cover. Sold for $5,500

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4. The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

Sold in September 2004


1982 first edition signed by King and illustrator Michael Whelan. Sold for $4,995

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5. (tied) Night Shift

Sold in September 2006

First edition inscribed by King in 1982 to fellow horror writer Stanley Wiater: "All best from a very guilty (but determined) Stephen King." Sold for $3,500

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5. (tied) Salem's Lot

Sold in March 2006

A signed first edition. Sold for $3,500

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7. Carrie

Sold in September 2006

Advance copy of King’s first book. Sold for $3,500

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8. Sie (German edition of Misery)

Sold in February 2005

First German edition of Misery, bound in full calf-skin. Sold for $3,000

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9. Misery

Sold in April 2005

Inscribed to Donald & Shirley Grant - Donald M. Grant has published limited duluxe editions of King’s books. It reads: "For Don and Shirley-- / May all of your typesetting / Machines have ‘n's’-- / From your #1 fan, / Stephen King 6/14/87". Sold for $2,950

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10. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

Sold in July 2004

Number 788 of 1,250 signed/numbered copies. Sold for $2,795

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