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Interview with the Vampire [Signed Special Preview Edition]
Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1976 - RARE ADVANCE READING COPY, with 3 additional SIGNED items laid in (see below). Front cover printed with: "SPECIAL PREVIEW EDITION - Not For Sale" in upper corner. Publisher's advance reading copy of the author's first book. True first edition of the first volume in the "Chronicles of the Vampire" series. First Edition stated on copyright page. Bound in publisher's original white pictorial wraps with black lettering & author's photograph to front cover. Lower front cover (below publisher's review) printed with "To be published in May; $8.95". The rear cover & spine are both blank (white), as issued. This copy includes THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS laid in, as follows: *1- laid-in single white sheet (8 x 14cm) SIGNED in full & briefly INSCRIBED by Anne Rice in black ink - "Merry Christmas, Anne Rice"; *2- laid-in single white sheet (13 x 14cm) with full SIGNATURE of Anne Rice in thick black marker; *3- Promotional item - Anne Rice Fan Club card (13 x 18cm) which shows a printed b&w illustration of the author's house in New Orleans & an example of her facsimile signature with address below on one side, with details on joining Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club on the verso. This Special Preview Edition is the very scarce pre-publication copy. The front cover contains publisher's promotional blurb, which reads (in full): "The debut of a dazzling storyteller. Her soft-spoken Vampire - pouring out the hypnotic, shocking, erotically charged confessions of his first 200 years among the 'living dead' - is a major creation. Her sustained feat of storytelling is like no other you have read - and we believe Anne Rice's debut will be one of the most exciting since John Fowles first dazzled us with The Collector and Thomas Tryon with The Other". Printed in the USA. Slight handling wear, light creasing & trace of spotting to spine, very faint toning to cover, mild shelfwear to bottom of book block, otherwise overall a VERY GOOD nice clean tight solid softcover copy. 372pp. SPECIAL PREVIEW EDITION with additional SIGNED items laid in. UNIQUE & RARE. Size: 20.5 x 13.5cm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bookwood]
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