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Tales of the South Pacific by  James Michener - First Edition - 1947 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942175)

Tales of the South Pacific

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Tales of the South Pacific

by Michener, James

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Stated "First Printing" on copyright page.) [viii], 326 pp. Bound in publisher's orange cloth, blue spine lettering. Very Good, cloth rubbed along edges, former owner's name on paste down (next to bookplate) and title page, typical toning to pages, lacking dust jacket. The author's Pulitzer-winning first book.

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 #
140942175
Title
Tales of the South Pacific
Author
Michener, James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Macmillan Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1947
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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