Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; 455 pages
Publisher: Taipei Shih (Taibei Shi), Taiwan: Huang Guan Wen Hua Chu Ban You Xian Gong Si, Min Guo 87, 1998.
First Chinese edition/first printing, Contursi ECH07a. In unread Fine condition in alike, red pictorial dustjacket in promotional yellow wrapper, only little shelf-wear. From the personal library of Eco bibliographer James Contursi.
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. In Chinese language as translated by Ong Deming (Weng, Te-ming).