Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; 503,  pages
Publisher: Milano: Bompiani, 1980.
An attractive first printing of the first edition, gilt stamped red cloth in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Signed by author Umberto Eco on the title page. Contursi A021a, "I edizione settembre 1980" and SIAE 1 edizione sticker, numbered 0009037 on the copyright page. Showing L10.000 original price on dust-jacket. Rather scarce, rare to find signed in this condition.
A medieval mystery set in a monastic library. In 1327, a time of tension between the Pope and the Holy Roman Empire, English Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate heresy among the monks at an Italian abbey. His task is overshadowed by a series of bizarre murders. This is a tale of books, librarians, patrons, censorship and the search for the truth. In the original Italian.
Basis for the 1986 film starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater. Winner of the Premio Strega, Prix Medicis Etranger and Premio Anghiari awards.