Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995.
Limited first American edition, first printing in unread Fine condition in alike slip-case. Shrink-wrap only opened partially to verify signature. This one SIGNED by author Umberto Eco on the limitation page, copy 237 of a total of 250 copies issued . Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. Contursi A037c.
Umberto Eco spins a romance of navigation and science as Italian nobleman Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked on a mysterious ship, fully stocked, but with no crew in a harbour through which, he convinces himself, runs the International Date Line. As he explores different cabinets in the hold, Roberto examines the great lessons of his youth, particularly those taught by an old Jesuit; , [xii], 515,  pages.