The Silence of the Lambs. Thomas Harris.
The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

ISBN: 0312022824
New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Thomas Harris on loose book plate. "The time is now. A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname- Buffalo Bill- is stalking particular women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the F.B.I. Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, Chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and grisly killer now kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Lecter's insight into the minds of murderers could help track and capture Buffalo Bill...His cryptic clues...about Buffalo Bill and about her- launch Clarice on a search that every reader will find startling, harrowing, and totally compelling." (from front & back flaps) The now-classic novel by Thomas Harris that was the basis for the acclaimed film (1991), where Anthony Hopkins' performance as the notorious Dr. Hannibal Lecter immortalized this character into our collective popular consciousness (fava beans & a nice little chianti with your main course, anyone?). The copy offered here is a first edition as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. Harris has hand-written his signature in bold black ink on a name-plate card loosely included between inside front cover & first endpaper. An iconic collectible in the Harris canon, further enriched with his signature, in extremely fine condition: Book with only mild browning/sunning at thin edges of front, back grey paper boards & maroon cloth spine; very small bumps at corners of back board. Interior substantially mint. Unclipped dust jacket with only slightest rubbing to front, back covers & spine; light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; some short, faint creases at/near upper edges of front cover & spine; one very small chip at lower spine-corner of back cover with a bit of paper loss. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #3363]

Price: $400.00

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