Book #19888

Baudolino - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing

Umberto Eco
Baudolino - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing. Umberto Eco.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: London: Secker & Warburg, 2002.
ISBN: 0436276038

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, [1] pages.

Price: $70.00

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.