Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing
Publisher: London: Secker & Warburg, 2002.
First British edition/first printing, gilt-stamped blue cloth in Near Fine condition showing some tanning to pages. In alike pictorial dust-wrapper. Contursi A046e.
Umberto Eco's return to the middle ages, the year 1204, when Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Baudolino was born a simple peasant in northern Italy. When still a boy he meets a foreign commander in the woods, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, who adopts Baudolino and sends him to the University in Paris where he makes a number of fearless adventurous friends. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver; 521,  pages.