Thomas Harris' 1981 Novel 'Red Dragon' Getting Limited Edition Release From Suntup Editi

One of the best fine press publishers, Suntup Editions has previously released limited edition printings of Stephen King's classic novel Misery, Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby and many more. Suntup is continuing the tradition in 2020 in glorious fashion with a stunning limited edition of Red Dragon signed by author Thomas Harris!

The signed limited edition of Red Dragon is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered, and Artist Gift Edition. The edition measures 6” x 9” and includes eight full color illustrations by Jason Mowry. You'll find more on each edition below. This is the first signed limited edition of the novel.

Lettered Edition ($2,700)

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is bound in embossed hornback ruby hide. Endsheets are hand marbled and the edition is printed two color throughout on Strathmore Pastelle paper. The clamshell enclosure is covered in Japanese cloth with a laser-cut acrylic clasp and a foil-stamped spine label. The edition is signed by Thomas Harris and Jason Mowry.

Numbered Edition ($475)

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is bound in a luxurious Japanese iridescent cloth with a blind stamped cover. Endsheets are decorative marbled paper from France and the edition is printed two color throughout on Mohawk Superfine. The slipcase enclosure is covered in a unique brocade fabric with a brilliant metallic sheen. The edition is signed by Thomas Harris and Jason Mowry.

Artist Gift Edition ($65)

The Artist Gift edition is limited to 1000 copies with a dust jacket illustrated by Jason Mowry. It is a full cloth, smyth-sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping, and illustrated endsheets. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by Jason Mowry. The edition is housed in an embossed slipcase.

Shipping with every pre-ordered copy of the Numbered and Lettered editions of Red Dragon is a limited premium set of a 6” x 9” print, two 2” x 8” bookmarks and printed envelope. All Artist Gift edition orders receive the bookmarks.

"The first novel in Harris’s widely acclaimed Hannibal series, Red Dragon added a sense of realism to the crime novel while injecting it with a heavy dose of horror. Harris took criminology classes to prepare for the novel, while working closely with FBI Behavioral Science agents. His extensive research was poured into creating one of the most iconic villains in history: Hannibal Lecter."

In Red Dragon, former FBI profiler Will Graham comes out of retirement to apprehend a serial killer known as "The Tooth Fairy," but to do so he must enlist the help of Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer with whom he has a dark past.

As we all know, the success of Red Dragon led to two sequels and a prequel in the Hannibal series. In 2002, the book was adapted into a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Edward Norton, directed by Brett Ratner.


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