Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo ; [xii], 334,  pages
Publisher: Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., 2002.
An attractive first printing of the first American edition, preceding the UK edition, minor bump to top of front board, else Fine condition in alike, pictorial dustjacket. SIGNED by author Umberto Eco on publisher's plate on the half-title page. Contursi A049c.
In this collection of essays and addresses delivered throughout his career, Umberto Eco seeks "to understand the chemistry of his passion" for the word. These stimulating essays reveal the depth of knowledge and diversity of interests that have made Eco one of the world's leading writers. Translated by Martin McLaughlin.