New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First Edition. INSCRIBED to Richard Lupoff on the front endpaper in the year of publication: "For Dick Lupoff / Best of luck to a fellow Creature-Feature fan / Anne Rice / May, 1976."
Anne Rice was still attending school in San Francisco at this time. The year also happened to be Lupoff's most prolific year in terms of output, penning four novels, and was nominated for a Hugo Award for his short story, "Sail the Tide of Mourning."
Near Fine in a Near Fine jacket. Faint smudges to the front endpapers, heel lightly bumped, and a small spot of discoloration to the top page edges. The gold foil jacket is just lightly rubbed overall, with a brief corner crease, and similar smudges to the verso, else very bright with no fading or tears. A lovely copy of a book and jacket usually found worse for wear, with a strong and unusual association.