Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Oxford; Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1995.
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,  pages.