The Mummy or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice [FIRST HARDCOVER EDITION] 1989
The Mummy [or Ramses the Damned] by Anne Rice
FIRST HARDCOVER EDITION  BALLANTINE BOOKS / BOMC
*Released exclusively in paperback, this is a Rare 1989 book club issuing, the first hardcover release of the novel and the only to share the same artwork as the true U.S. first edition.
Beautiful edition with red cloth spine and gilded titles.
Full sized hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition; mild shelf wear. Book is pristine and reads like new!
Ramses the Great has reawakened in opulent Edwardian London. Having drunk the elixir of life, he is now Ramses the Damned, doomed forever to wander the earth, desperate to quell hungers that can never be satisfied. He becomes the close companion of a voluptuous heiress, Julie Stratford, but his cursed past again propels him toward disaster. He is tormented by searing memories of his last reawakening, at the behest of Cleopatra, his beloved queen of Egypt. And his intense longing for her, undiminished over the centuries, will force him to commit an act that will place everyone around him in the gravest danger.