Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Milano: Bompiani, 1984.
First Separate edition/first printing, "Finito di stampare nel mese di marzo 1994", Contursi A023a. Half-title perished, else Fine in matte pictorial wrapper. First appeared in Alphabeta 49 in 1983. From the personal library of Eco bibliographer James Contursi. A scarce copy, signed by author Umberto Eco directly on the title page.
The book goes behind the scenes of the famous The Name of the Rose and into into the pathways of the mind professor Umberto Eco. Includes all of the history, geography and even weather in the proper place for the story to happen. In the original Italian language; 8vo; 45,  pages; Signed by Author.