Red Dragon by Thomas Harris - Numbered Edition

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris - Numbered Edition

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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 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.

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.

The signed limited edition of Red Dragon by Thomas Harris is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist Gift editions. 


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • Limited to 250 copies.
  • Bound in a luxurious Japanese iridescent cloth with blind stamped cover.
  • Eight full color illustrations by Jason Mowry.
  • Signed by Thomas Harris and Jason Mowry.
  • Bonus artwork reproductions of William Blake’s The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed With The Sun and the 14th Century diagram, Wound Man.
  • Endsheets are decorative marbled paper from France.
  • Printed two color throughout on Mohawk Superfine.
  • Housed in a slipcase covered in a unique brocade kimono-type fabric with a brilliant metallic sheen. 
  • Premiums with all pre-orders include print and bookmark.

Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Artwork © 2020 by Jason Mowry
William Blake (British, 1757-1827). The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun (Rev. 12: 1-4), ca. 1803-1805. Black ink and watercolor over traces of graphite and incised lines on wove paper. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William Augustus White, 15.368.
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Based on 28 reviews
Christopher Bowers
Red Dragon Numbered

This book SCREAMS luxury! It’s truly amazing!

Sean Strange
A true work of art.

Wow! What a beautiful book, from the opening of the box to the removal of the carefully packed book. This one is a keeper. The artwork is a perfect way to add depth to the story and the feel of the paper just makes it so special. This is a gift to give yourself and worth every penny. So very recommended!

Erin Abernathy

Suntup has outdone themselves. From the gorgeous slipcase to the beautiful cloth used for the cover to the artwork this book is a work of art!

Chris Reason

Very good

Andrew Rowell
Don’t let this out of your sight!

“It’s hard to have anything, isn’t it? Rare to get it, hard to keep it. This is a damn slippery planet”.
From - ‘Red Dragon’ (Hannibal Lecter)
Hannibal would covet this edition of Red Dragon - Among his many accomplishments he is something of an art connoisseur - The Numbered edition of ‘Red Dragon’ IS a true work of art, and Paul has poured his love and skill and all of his artistic juices into this one, to produce a beautiful and exquisite volume - It’s already getting hard to obtain, precious to own, pleasurable to hold, touch and admire and, let’s not forget, it’s a sensational story to read!
If you own a copy, enjoy it, tell your friends and loved ones about it, BUT - don’t let it out of your sight within reach of strangers.....or you’ll lose it forever!
Thank you Paul and Suntup - A stunning piece of art surrounding an equally stunning story.
Now, where did I put my glass of Chianti.....?