Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: Small 8vo ; ix, 229 pages
Publisher: London: Secker & Warburg, 1994.
A most attractive first UK edition/first printing, preceding the US edition in unread Fine condition with slightly yellowed pages in alike pictorial dust-jacket. Gilt-stamped green boards with satin marker. SIGNED by author Umberto Eco directly on the title page. Contursi A035e.
The collection that Eco calls his diario minimo, minimal diaries, written during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Topics of the 41 satirical essays include militarism, computer jargon, Westerns, art criticism, librarians, bad coffee, fax machines, and telegrams. A translation of Il Secondo Diario minimo from the original Italian by William Weaver.