One of only 1250 copies signed by the author, a stunning volume with original frontispiece artwork by Jill Bauman and an introduction by James Gunn.
Easton Press. Norwalk, CT. 1995. Jack Dann "The Memory Cathedral: A Secret History of Leonardo Da Vinci" A rare Signed First Edition with Certificate of Authenticity and Collector's Notes. This imaginative work of science fiction makes a lovely gift for a collector or a fantastic addition to your library. This exquisite volume is part of the Signed First Editions of Science Fiction collection by Easton Press. Beautifully illustrated and bound in authentic genuine leather with striking gold detailing.
Condition: As new. Sealed. Without any flaws. A wonderful bright clean copy. Unread book with no bumped corners. Sharp corners. No marks, writings or stamps.
This unforgettable, magical novel takes for its premise an inspired bit of speculation based firmly in history: Leonardo da Vinci's conception of a marvelous flying machine. Set against the colorful backdrop of Italy and Persia in the 1400s, The Memory Cathedral masterfully calls forth a dazzling era when magic and science were one and the same.
Leonardo builds the flying machine he long dreamed of and journeys from the Renaissance West to the mythical East, where he is captured by Persians and sees his invention used for ill.
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About The AuthorJack Dann (born February 15, 1945) is an American writer best known for his science fiction, an editor, and a writing teacher. He has published over seventy books, in the majority of cases as editor or co-editor of story anthologies in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. He has published nine novels, numerous shorter works of fiction, essays and poetry and his books have been translated into thirteen languages. His work, which includes fiction in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism and historical and alternative history genres, has been compared to Jorge Luis Borges, Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, J.G. Ballard and Philip K. Dick.
Dann is a multiple-award winning author whose greatest works include the international bestseller "The Memory Cathedral," which was #1 on The Age Bestseller list, and "The Silent," which Library Journal chose as one of their 'Hot Picks' and wrote: "This is narrative storytelling at its best... Most emphatically recommended." Dann lives in Australia on a farm overlooking the sea and "commutes" back and forth to Los Angeles and New York.
As New (Sealed). The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws.
- Easton Press
- Easton Press (1995)
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- Signed First Edition
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