Milano: Bompiani, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #32524
The author's first novel. 503pp. Red cloth stamped in gilt on the spine, map endpapers. 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, two small spots to edges. A fine copy (one of the best we've seen) in near fine dustjacket that retains its price on rear flap and shows mild edge wear and a bit of toning to flaps. Contursi A021a. In the Italian language. ; Octavo.