Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1991.
A special first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition in unread As New condition. SIGNED by author Allen Kurzweil.
Claude Page is a young mechanical genius in 18th-century France, on the eve of the revolution. He studies under an heretical abbé and apprentices himself to a pornographic bookseller in Paris. But his greatest invention--a talking mechanical head--eventually leads to his execution, one more bizarre that Marie Antoinette's. A lusty picture of French society of the time.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather with raised bands and features gilded, sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best; [xviii], 358,  pages.