The Search for the For the Perfect Language [Review copy]
Oxford: Blackwell, 1995. First English Language Edition. First Printing, a review copy, with the publisher's slip, promotional letter, and publicity photo laid in. Octavo (23.5cm); black boards stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket with wrap around band; publisher's materials laid-in; xii,385pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, showing mild surface wear and a few scuffs to rear panel; wraparound band shows a single tear and some attendant creasing, else well-preserved.
This dense archival study finds philosopher/novelist/essayist Eco excavating the labyrinthine history of early modern European linguistics.