First edition. Inked presentation inscription on the front fly leaf signed and dated in the year of publication by the author. Former owner's neat bookplate affixed to the front paste down sheet and a second one to the half-title page, lightly sunned on spine and edge perimeters else very good in a price-clipped dust jacket with professional restoration to the spine ends, corners and extremities. A curse in the colophon of an ancient manuscript is discovered by a scholar. Then people that come in contact with the manuscript begin to die. An American scholar and his young female assistant defy the curse, decipher the book's hidden message, and race to find the lost library of Constantinople.
Inventory Number: 39981