Springfiled, PA; Gauntlet Press; 1999. 1st hardcovwer edition of Kiernan's debut novel. SILK won both the International Horror Guild's award for best first novel, as well as a similar award from Barnes&Noble. SILK was on the final ballot for a Stoker Award, as well. Issued as a 450-copy numbered edition with full-color cover art and b/w endpapers by Clive Barker and an afterword by Poppy Z. Brite. SIGNED BY KIERNAN & BRITE (but not Barker). Fine in fine dj.