New York: Basic Books, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. INSCRIBED by the Author on the free front endpaper with an additional unique Miro-esque sketch by Hofstadter, black quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over blue-gray boards, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with cover art by Frank Holmes, xxiv + 632 pages. Very Good + / Very Good +. Item #3154
Douglas R. Hofstadter (born 1945) is an American professor of cognitive science. He is best known for his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (1979), which won a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. LE TON BEAU DE MAROT represents the multi-disciplinary author's brilliant musings on language via analyses of a short French poem.
UNIQUELY INSCRIBED COPY: solid, bright, with clean pages. Not remaindered. Dust jacket is bright and complete. Some waterstaining at the foot of the spine which has bled onto the interior--not exterior--of the dj.