Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [vi], 522 pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2002.
First American edition/first printing in about Fine condition, showing minor bumping to spine. Turquoise boards with gilt lettering. In Fine pictorial dust-jacket. Contursi A046c.
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.