Book #29746

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

Umberto Eco

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995.
ISBN: 0151001510

Price: $185.63

First American edition, first printing, limited to 250 copies in unread As New condition in alike slip-case, still in its original shrink-wrap. SIGNED by author Umberto Eco on the limitation page. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. Contursi A037c.

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; 8vo; 515 pages; Signed by Author.

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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