THE VAMPIRE TAPESTRY. New York: Simon and Schuster, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "To begin with, this is one of the very best modern vampire novels, although one could argue that it isn't really a novel at all. THE VAMPIRE TAPESTRY consists of five long short stories that, collectively, present an in-depth portrait of a contemporary vampire. It is a character study of an enigma observed from several points of view (including one psychiatrist). I consider the book a novel, if only because the final result is greater than the sum of its constituent episodes." - Cox 167. The third section of the book, "Unicorn Tapestry," won the 1980 Nebula award for best novella. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-78. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 71. King list, p. 389. Winter list, p. 268. Carter, The Vampire in Literature (1989), p. 59. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#110861).
First printing has code "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10" on copyright page.