Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; 370,  pages
Publisher: Milano: Bompiani, 1962.
First edition/first printing (1962 Casa Ed. Valentino Bompiani, Milano; Contursi A004a) with light peripheral leaf toning as usual, else Fine. White-stamped navy cloth in Nearly Fine condition, slightly soiled yellow matte dust-jacket. Publisher's blindstamp on title page as required. Inscribed and signed by Eco to his bibliographer, James Contursi. An attractive Association Copy from the personal library of Contursi. Scarce.
Eco's seminal, revolutionary work in the field of semiotics and critical theory, a collection of essays pre-dating his move toward semiotics. Opera Aperta (The Open Work) discusses the powerful concept of "openness", the artist's decision to leave arrangements of some constituents of a work to the public or to chance. In the original Italian language.