Book #19857

The Search For The Perfect Language - 1st English Language Edition/1st Printing

Umberto Eco
The Search For The Perfect Language - 1st English Language Edition/1st Printing. Umberto Eco.
The Search For The Perfect Language - 1st English Language Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Oxford; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1995.
ISBN: 0631174656

An attractive first English Languge edition, first printing. White-stamped blue paper-covered board in unread Fine condition in alike pictorial dust-jacket. Contursi A036b. Signed by author Umberto Eco directly on the title page.

Part of the "Fare L'Europa" series, Eco's critique on the modern linguist's ignorance of linguistic history and the errors which result from such ignorance. A tour de force of scholarly detection and cultural interpretation, providing a series of original perspectives on two thousand years of European history. Translated from the original Italian "La ricerca della lingua perfetta nella cultura Europa" by James Fentress ; x, [ii], 1-385, [2] pages.

Price: $300.00

Author Bio

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932) is an Italian medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa, 1980), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory.

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