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THE RED DRAGON. 1 of 1000 GIFT EDITIONS. SIGNED / SLIPCASED.
by Thomas Harris.
Signed by artist, Jason Mowry.
OVERVIEW: This Gift limited edition of Red Dragon by Thomas Harris is presented in this Artist Gift editions. The edition measure 6” x 9” and features eight full color illustrations by Jason Mowry.
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.
Original dust jacket artwork.
Signed by Jason Mowry.
Housed in an embossed slipcase.
Bonus Artwork include reproductions of William Blake’s The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed With The Sun and the 14th Century diagram, Wound Man.
All Artist Gift edition orders receive two bookmarks.
Hailed by critics as “gruesome, graphic, and all too realistic,” Red Dragon by Thomas Harris was first published in 1981 and marked a turning point in the way crime novels were written. The first novel in the widely acclaimed Hannibal Lecter 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. Harris writes his villains with a profound complexity. This, combined with his attention to the detail of FBI and police operations, added harrowing realism to his novel, and to the genre itself. The success of Red Dragon would lead to two sequels and a prequel in the Hannibal series. The book has been adapted into two feature films; Manhunter in 1986 and Red Dragon in 2002. This is the first signed limited edition of the novel.
2020, Fall. Suntup Press, Signed by artist, slipcased. New / New.