Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., 2005.
A most handsome first English language edition, first printing (published three days before the UK edition but after the original Italian edition) in Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED by author Umberto Eco directly on the half-title page. Contursi A053e.
Yambo, a rare-book dealer in Milan, suffered a loss of memory. While he can remember the plot of every book he has ever read, he no longer knows his own name, doesn't recognize his wife or his daughters, and remembers nothing about his parents or his childhood. In an effort to retrieve his past, he searches through boxes of old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums, and adolescent diaries to relive the story of his generation: Mussolini, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, Fred Astaire; [vi], 469,  pages.