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The Silence of the Lambs Thomas Harris

Illustrated by Tom Bagshaw

The second book in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal series, The Silence of the Lambs was first published in 1988; a sequel to the author’s 1981 novel, Red Dragon. This time, the cannibalistic forensic psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter is called upon by FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling, to use his powers of deduction to assist her in tracking down the grotesque serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. But to enlist Dr. Lecter’s help, Starling will have to risk everything by letting him inside of her mind.

In Red Dragon, author Thomas Harris introduced us to Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and in The Silence of the Lambs he ushers Lecter to center stage, creating one of the most iconic and enduring villains the page and screen have ever known.

Ingenious and masterfully written, The Silence of the Lambs is a modern-day classic of suspense and storytelling.

About the Editions

The signed limited edition of The Silence of The Lambs by Thomas Harris is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist editions. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature seven full color illustrations by Tom Bagshaw. The text pages are set in Escrow. The Numbered and Lettered editions are signed by the author and the artist, and the Artist edition is signed by the artist.

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full leather binding with a foil stamped cover and top edge painting. Each copy is sewn and bound by hand. Endsheets are hand marbled and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Via. The clamshell enclosure is debossed and covered in European cloth. The edition is signed by Thomas Harris and Tom Bagshaw.

The Numbered edition of 350 copies is a full Japanese cloth hand binding with a blind stamped cover. The leather spine label is foil stamped, and the endsheets are illustrated. The edition is printed offset on Mohawk Via, and is housed in a unique brocade fabric slipcase. This edition is signed by Thomas Harris and Tom Bagshaw.

The Artist Edition is limited to 1000 copies with a reversible dust jacket featuring two wrap-around illustrations by Tom Bagshaw. It is a full cloth, smyth-sewn binding with a foil stamped cover. Endsheets are embossed, and it is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket. The text pages are set in Escrow and printed offset on Cougar Natural. The edition is signed by Tom Bagshaw and is housed in an illustrated slipcase.

Hagen-Renaker Lamb

This genuine Hagen-Renaker ceramic lamb is included free with all pre-orders of either the Lettered or Numbered editions of The Silence of the Lambs. Made by world-famous Hagen-Renaker, manufacturer of collectible ceramic animal figurines for 70 years. Each figurine ships with the accompanying Hagen-Renaker card embossed with the Suntup Editions logo.

About the Author

Photo by Robin Hill

Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris is a novelist, best known for his series of suspense novels about his most famous character, Hannibal Lecter. Many of his books have been made into films, including most notably the multiple Oscar winner, The Silence of The Lambs. Harris began his writing career covering crime in the United States and Mexico, and was a reporter and editor at the Associated Press in New York.

About the Artist

Tom Bagshaw

Tom Bagshaw works as a commercial illustrator under the moniker Mostlywanted. His talents are sought after by clients in fashion, advertising, editorial and publishing, and include Saatchi & Saatchi, Sony, the BBC, The Daily Telegraph, GQ, Scholastic and Random House.

Matching Numbers & Letters

A Matching Pre-Order email is sent to owners of our December 2020 editions (Starship Troopers & Stranger in a Strange Land), as well as owners of designations 251-350 of Seed at 9:00 A.M. Pacific on the day of announcement. If you did not receive the email, contact us here.

Order Limits

Please be aware of the order limits for our editions. You can read more about this in the Order Limits article on our support site.

Illustrations by Tom Bagshaw