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Tales of the South Pacific

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Tales of the South Pacific

by Michener, James

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About This Item

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, first printing stated. Signed by James Michener, and inscribed to a former owner in the year of publication, reading "21 February 1947 / Dear Gates / Would that this had been pulled from the production line of the 30th printing. Live the poems of [?], these stories are sent to a friend -- and a fine one, too. [signed] Jim Michener." Bound in publisher's beige-orange colored cloth with spine stamped in blue. Very Good, with pages toned and cloth rubbed at the extremities. In a supplied later state dust jacket with price printed horizontally; lightly edgeworn and lightly edge-stained, and a bit rippled. Michener's first book, a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of short stories about the Pacific Campaign in World War II.

Synopsis

Tales of the South Pacific is a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of sequentially related short stories about World War II, written by James A. Michener in 1946. The stories were based on observations and anecdotes he collected while stationed as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy on the island of Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides Islands (now known as Vanuatu). The skipper of PT-105 met Michener while stationed at the PT boat base on Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140938456
Title
Tales of the South Pacific
Author
Michener, James
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
The Macmillan Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1947
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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Inscribed
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Later State
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Cloth
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Jacket
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