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ECO, Umberto.

El nombre de la rosa.

Availability: In stock

Published: Barcelona Editorial Lumen, 1982

Stock Code: 128501

£15,000
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition in Spanish, first printing, presentation copy with an astounding literary association, inscribed by Eco to Gabriel García Márquez on the half-title in Italian and Spanish, "A Gabo, i miei 1300 años de cristianidad. Umberto" ("To Gabo, my own 1,300 years of Christianity, Umberto"). This is a powerful association connecting two giants of world literature over their respective magna opera, the inscription of course making reference to Cien años de soledad. Eco told The Guardian in 2011 that "Sometimes I say I hate The Name of the Rose, because the following books maybe were better. But it happens to many writers. Gabriel García Márquez can write 50 books, but he will be remembered always for Cien años de soledad." This copy has recently come to light, deriving from the library of Diego García Elío, the son of his close friends the writers María Luisa Elío Bernal (1926-2009) and Jomí García Elio (1927-1986), who were the dedicatees of Cien años de soledad.

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Description

Octavo. Original illustrated wrappers. Housed in a red quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Condition

Wrappers lightly rubbed and soiled, but a sound copy in very good condition.

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