Book #26853

The Island Of The Day Before - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Umberto Eco

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; 515 pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995.
ISBN: 0151001510

Price: $160.00

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.

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.

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