Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995.
First American Trade edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED by author Umberto Eco directly on the title page. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. Contursi A037d.
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; 8vo; xii, 515,  pages; Signed by Author.