Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Umberto Eco. Il nome della rosa. [The Name of the Rose]. [Milan]: Bompiani, [1980]. First edition, signed by the author on the title-page. Octavo (8 x 4.75 inches; 204 x 120 mm.). [3]-503, [1, blank], [7, index], [1, printer's note], [2, blank] pages (note: front endpaper included in pagination). Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; all edges trimmed; map endpapers; in original dust jacket. Boards gently splayed; spine only just barely leaning; spine ends very softly pushed; trace trivial wear. Front endpapers faintly foxed; page margins very slightly toned; occasional very mild over-opening. Dust jacket upper edge lightly worn with a couple tiny nicks; front panel with a soft crease to the upper margin and a single, short (one-quarter inch) closed tear to the upper edge with a tape repair to the verso and a very narrow strip of tape folded over onto the recto; price-clipped. Near fine. One of the most popular historical crime novels of the twentieth century and perhaps the most literarily significant biblio-mystery.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2018
    7th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 475

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 November 2 Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $4,640,331