Milano: Bompiani, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #31237
The author's first novel. 503pp. Red cloth stamped in gilt on the spine panel. A mystery set in an Italian monastery in the middle ages. 1981 winner of the Premio Strega; 1982 winner of the Prix Médicis étranger. #14 in Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century. Basis for the 1986 Jean-Jacques Annaud movie featuring Sean Connery, Christian Slater and Ron Perlman. Light toning to text block. About near fine in very good+ price-clipped dustjacket with very mild shelf wear and a small stain on the verso. In the Italian language. Contursi A021a. ; Octavo.