Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; 515 pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995.
Limited first American edition, first printing in just about Fine condition, little shades of sunning in alike slip-case. One Of 250 Signed Copies. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. Contursi A037d.
Umberto Eco spins a romance of navigation and science as Italian nobleman Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked on a mysterious ship, fully stocked, but with no crew in a harbour through which, he convinces himself, runs the International Date Line. As he explores different cabinets in the hold, Roberto examines the great lessons of his youth, particularly those taught by an old Jesuit.