New York: Knopf, 1976. First edition. SIGNED BY RICE on the title page. Author's first book. Basis for the movie of the same name starring Tom Cruise as the vampire Lestat and Brad Pitt as his reluctant follower, Louis. The linchpin in her Vampire Chronicles series of novels which spawned a media franchise. Fine in near fine dust jacket with tiny rubbed spot above initial "I" in title at head of spine but otherwise only minor wear.