SOLD - The Name of the Rose - SIGNED - Umberto Eco 1983 - Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego - First Edition in English, First Edition Signed first edition in bright dust jacket without fading, tears or chips.

‘Whether you're into Sherlock Holmes, Montaillou, Borges, the nouvelle critique, the Rule of St. Benedict, metaphysics, library design, or
The Thing from the Crypt, you'll love it. Who can that miss out?’ - Sunday Times.

Originally published in Italian in 1980, this is the first edition in English, published simultaneously by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in San Diego, and Martin Secker & Warburg in London, both using the same illustration taken from a manuscript of the Apocalypse.
  ‘The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns to the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, and the empirical insights of Roger Bacon to find the killer. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey (“where the most interesting things happen at night”) armed with a wry sense of humour and a ferocious curiosity.’ [Publisher]

First edition with statement ‘First edition’ followed by the correct letters ‘B C D E’ to the copyright page.

Thick octavo (book size 24.1x16.2cm), pp. [8] 502 [2]. In publisher’s quarter cream cloth over light brown paper covered boards, spine lettered in rose gold gilt, rose gold gilt blocked decoration to front board, endpapers illustrated with maps. Dust jacket priced ‘$15.95’ to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, slight wrinkling of spine cloth and over opened at half-title, in near fine jacket with no fading to spine and very light rubbing to corners and spine ends.   Ref: 110393   Price: HK$ 0