Translated from the Italian by William Weaver.San Diego, New York, & London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989 Stock Code: 142137
First US edition, first printing, inscribed on the half-title "To Maggie Haferd, Umberto Eco". The recipient, Margaret H. Haferd, was the American Embassy librarian in London in the late 1950s and 1960s. She also worked with the U.S. Information Service. Both positions lead her to meet with anglophone, primarily literary, celebrities.
Originally published in Italy in the previous year.
Octavo. Original black cloth-backed black boards, titles to spine in silver, author's initials in blind on front board, blue endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket.
Occasional in-text diagram.
Corners and top of rear board gently bumped, the binding otherwise firm and clean, internally crisp. A near-fine copy in the near-fine jacket, minor creasing to extremities, not price-clipped, notably unfaded.
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