Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1983.
First US edition/first printing, Gilt-stamped blue cloth in Very Good+ condition in Nearly Fine, slightly rubbed dustjacket with lightly soiled rear panel. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page by author Umberto Eco to his bibliographer, James Contursi. A superb association copy from the personal library of James Contursi. Contursi A025b.
Professor for Semiotics Umberto Eco covers the tradition of the doctrine of signs from symbolic and allegorical readings of the Holy Scriptures, insights of the fields of philosophy and rhetoric to the various positions of modern literary criticism ; ix, 242 pages.