Caldwell, Ian ; Thomason, Dustin
Title The Rule of Four : A Novel
Edition First Edition, First Printing
Publisher New York, NY, U.S.A. The Dial Press 2004
0385337116 / 9780385337113
Seller ID 404-4359
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Cream-colored boards with a beige backstrip stamped in metallic red. Octavo. 372pps. There is very mild bumping to the extremities, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is lightly rubbed; the original price is intact. SIGNED by both authors -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. ".Princeton. Good Friday, 1999. On the eve of graduation, two students are a hairsbreadth from solving the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Famous for its hypnotic power over those who study it, the five-hundred-year-old Hypnerotomachia may finally reveal its secrets -- to Tom Sullivan, whose father was obsessed with the book, and Paul Harris, whose future depends on it. As the deadline looms, research has stalled -- until an ancient diary surfaces. What Tom and Paul discover inside shocks even them: proof that the location of a hidden crypt has been ciphered within the pages of the obscure Renaissance text. Armed with this final clue, the two friends delve into the bizarre world of the Hypnerotomachia -- a world of forgotten erudition, strange sexual appetites, and terrible violence. But just as they begin to realize the magnitude of their discovery, Princeton's snowy campus is rocked: a longtime student of the book is murdered, shot dead in the hushed halls of the history department. A tale of timeless intrigue, dazzling scholarship, and great imaginative power, 'The Rule of Four' is the story of a young man divided between the future's promise and the past's allure, guided only by friendship and love." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.
IAN CALDWELL DUSTIN THOMASON THE RULE OF FOUR FIRST EDITIONS ARCS PROOFS MYSTERY CRIME THRILLER SUSPENSE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY NEW JERSEY FICTION HYPNEROTOMACHIA POLIPHILI TOM SULLIVAN PAUL HARRIS RENAISSANCE CODES SIGNED BOOKS