New York: Bluejay Books Inc.. Very Good+. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0-312-94457-8 . [bumping to bottom front, with consequent slight damage and minor diagonal creasing at bottom corner of front cover and slight bending of bottom corners of the first few pages]. (The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles, Volume 2) Series Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page: "To ______ / Greetings on all / three points / Robert / Anton / Wilson." The second volume of Wilson's "Historical Illuminatus Chronicles" series, published as a trade paperback original; uncommon generally, more so signed. Orginally intended to be five books, this series became a trilogy by default upon the author's death in 2007. "It is Paris, 1772, and Sigismundo Celine knows he is destined to play at important part in this history-behind-history. Thrown into the Bastille, shot at, assaulted by assassins, tortured and brutally interrogated, he knows only what he is, knows the four souls of a human being, and what he must do to become the one spoken of in the old texts." Sigismundo Celine was an ancestor of Hagburd Celine, protagonist of Wilson's and Robert Shea's influential "Illuminatus! Trilogy," published in 1975. Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 22277)
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