First English translation edition after the Italian edition that was originally published in 1980. Inked gift inscription on the half title page: "To Otto & Carolyn, Umberto Eco." The inscription is to Otto Penzler of The Mysterious Bookshop and his wife Carolyn. Laid-in to this copy is a printed invitation inviting the Penzlers to a reception for Umberto Eco and The Name of the Rose. The invitation was extended by the Ambassador of Italy and his wife and Mr. Harold Kaminsky, president of Warner Books. The year is 1327, Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. Seven deaths occur and Brother William uses all the tools at hand to find the murderer. His tools include the use of medieval manuscripts, secret symbols, coded manuscripts, and the library as he digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey. Made into a movie of the same name that starred Sean Connery as Brother William. Fine in dust jacket with minor wear to the spine ends and top front corner and a tiny chip to bottom edge of the front cover. Title becoming more elusive in fine condition.
Inventory Number: 45257