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    Umberto Eco. Il nome della rosa. [Milan]: Bompiani, [1980]. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title-page in red pencil: "Agli amici del / Corriere della Sera / il tempo ci daré ragione / non è contro de noi / Umberto Eco / Milano 1980." With the with the Societa Italiana degli Autori ed Editori [Italian Society of Authors and Publishers] sticker on copyright page. Octavo [3]-503, [1, blank], [7, index], [1, printer's note], [2, blank] pages (note: front endpaper included in pagination). Publisher's full red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, map endpapers. In the original price-clipped dust jacket. Cloth spine very lightly sunned, some very minor rubbing to board edges, endleaves toned and slightly offset, text a bit toned at edges. Jacket spine very slightly sunned with occasional minor rubbing. A fine copy. Contursi A021a. One of the most popular historical crime novels of the twentieth century and perhaps the most significant biblio-mystery in terms of literary merit.

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