Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1989.
First Edition. Leather_bound. Signed by Umberto Eco in ink at front endpaper. Franklin LIbrary First Edition. 9 1/2" X 6 1/2". 641pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of black leather over boards. Gentle bumps to corners of boards. Three raised bands to spine with four gilt compartments. Light dust-spotting to all-edges gilt. Gray silk bookmark sewn in. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. With information card from The Franklin Library laid in. A handsome copy of this signed limited edition novel by Umberto Eco.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled — a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.
Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.(Publisher). Very good. Item #14012