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Tales Of the South Pacific

By Michener, James a




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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Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

New York: Macmillan, 1947. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK VERY GOOD+/JACKET VERY GOOD. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a decorative bookplate. A VERY CLEAN, NICE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, ATTRACTIVE DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. 1st printing. NOT PRICE CLIPPED. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. 189 pages. Michener's first book and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Stated first printing on the copyright page. This copy is the true first issue and $3.00 is printed across the top of the front dustjacket flap. A handsome, collectible copy!

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$3,295.00

Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener

Macmillan Company, 1947-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/Very Good-. Signed. First printing. Flat SIGNED by James Michener on the half title page. The volume is edge rubbed, bumped on the spine ends and corners, and has a small (1/8" x 1/16") hole with stain on the front panel. The pages are light to moderately age toned and the half title page has a crease on the top front corner and a 1/2" closed tear on top of the page. Finally, the pastedowns and endpapers are of a heavier stock than the text. The unclipped dust jacket (priced at $3.00), sleeved in mylar, has light soiling (foxing) along the top flap edges, a 3/8" closed tear on the top of the front panel, a 3/16" chip at the base of the front panel, and shallow chips on the spine ends and corners. Finally the book has a bit of that old book (not mustiness) smell to it. First printing of the first edition. Winner of the 1948 Pulitizer Prize in fiction and

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$2,500.00

Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

MacMillan. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket; No marks or writing, clean tight . binding; DJ is not price clipped (vertical $3. 00) ; orange cloth with . spine lettering, minor spine edge wear; bookplate on fep; DJ has corners . clipped but NOT price; edge wear and minor spine chipping, back top edge . has 1 inch horizontal chip;. 1947. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. NOT facsimile, not ex-library; stated first printing ; ; 326 pages .

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$1,250.00

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Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

Macmillan, 1947 A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket repaired along the bottom edge. First Printing stated on the copyright page and 1947 on the title page, original price of $3 still on the front flap of the jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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$500.00

Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener

New York: Macmillan, 1947. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. First edition, first printing, with title page dated 1947 and "First Printing" stated on the copyright page. Original dust jacket with $3.00 publisher's price horizontally at the bottom of the front flap and no illustrator's name on the front panel. Pale-orange cloth binding with plain boards and blue lettering on the spine. 326 pages. NEAR FINE book in VERY GOOD dust jacket. Book is bright and clean with no sun fading. No staining, soiling or bumping. Just slight creasing at the edges of the spine ends, very slight wear at the corner tips and extremely slight tiny touches of surface wear to the boards. Very tight, straight and square with strong, secure hinges with no cracking. Outer edges of the text block are toned but spotless. Excellent interior with pages age-toned but otherwise flawless. No previous owner signature or bookplate. Dust jacket is bright and very clean with slight sun-fading to the spine. Lightly chipped spine ends. Faint creasing and slight edge wear along the top and bottom edges with a 1 1/2" and 1/2" closed tear at bottom edge of rear panel and a 1/2" closed tear at bottom edge of front panel. Slight surface wear on the spine panel, but no rubbing or surface wear to the other panels. Lightly age-toned rear panel. Otherwise excellent, strong and sturdy with very little wear to the folds. Jacket is protected in a mylar cover. Author's first book..

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$499.00

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Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

New York: The Macmillan Co, 1950. Limited Edition. Octavo. The golden anniversary of the American Booksellers Association. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the author. 326pp., bound in pictorial gilt blue cloth, spine gilt but gilt faded, minor wear to corners joints rubbed and a scratch to rear board. A very good copy.

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$275.00

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Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997. ; William Franklin Draper.

Franklin Center, Pa. : Franklin Library, 1975, 1975. Book. As New. Hardcover. 413 p., [26] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm. ; LCCN: 76-364690 ; LC: PZ3.M583; PS3525.I19; Dewey: 813/.5/4 ; OCLC: 2309228 ; "A Limited edition" ; full green leather with gold lettering and designs ; all edges gilt ; silk moire endpapers ; Illustrations byWilliam Franklin Draper ; "The tales are told by a young naval officer whose duties on an admiral's staff take him up and down the islands. He meets many people, both service men and the original inhabitants, and hears their stories - the remittance man who lived among the Japanese and, radioed their movements until one fatal and dramatic morning; Bloody Mary, the Tonkinese woman who introduced her daughter to a young Marine lieutenant; Emile de Becque, the French planter who fell in love with an American nurse; Tony Fry, the individualist who fought a very personal war in his own very effective way; Lieutenant Bill Harbison, who lived like a hero but turned out to be a louse; and the young enlisted man from Ohio who was going to pieces on one of the islands until a Sea Bee gave him a reason for living.Because Mr. Michener was there, he is able to reproduce exactly the mood and atmosphere of the early critical days of the Pacific War. Because, in addition, he has a lively imagination and inventive power, he has turned this raw material into stories that will be eagerly read for their dramatization of the greatest adventure of our generation." ; AS NEW .

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$175.00

Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

The Franklin Library, Pennsylvania, 1975 Fine limited edition from The Franklin Library. Pulitzer Prize winning novel in 1948. Full leather bound with gilt detailing and a satin ribbon book marker.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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$125.00

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TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

James A. Michener

New York: MacMillan. 1961. Eighteenth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Flaps taped down. Ex-library with usual markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original dust jacket. .

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$120.00

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Tales of the South Pacific

James A Michener

Reader's Digest Association, 1995-01-01. Reader's Digest Edition. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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$102.48

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TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

James A. Michener

New York: MacMillan. 1949. Eighth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Good dust jacket. Edge wear and soiling. Opened tear to heel of spine, chip to crown. Foxing to pastedowns and enpapers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original dust jacket. .

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$85.00

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Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1975. Book. Illus. by Draper, William Franklin. Fine. Hardcover. Limited Edition of an unspecified number. Unopened, Tight and clean. Hint of shelf handling. Still, Gift Quality. ---- Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece (19480 that inspired a Broadway classic and launched the career of James A. Michener, one of America's most beloved storytellers. ---- Full page color paintings and lime ribbon place marker; plush forest green leather cover with stamped genuine gold leaf decorations and lettering; luminous lime grosgrain endpapers; clean pages, high quality paper, gilt edges. .

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$85.00

Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

The Elmfield Press. Hardcover. B002OF1WTM . Good.

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$67.84

Talesof the South Pacific

James A. Michener

Fawcett Publications. Very Good-. 1947. First Printing. Paperback. Yellowing pages reinforced spine cover scuffing; Original paperback publication with original artwork ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages .

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$67.50

Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A. & Illustrated By Philippe Weisbecker

The Franklin Library. Near Fine. 1986. Leather Bound. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Small indentation to gilt on fore-edge. ; 7.20 X 4.10 X 1.10 inches; 415 pages .

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$60.00

Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1949 dust jacket has a small tear on cover and is NOT price clipped, rubbed on edges, previous owners name written on first front end page. shelf MM-7

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$59.99

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Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

Fawcett. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0449206521 New Condition. . New.

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$59.99

Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

Scribner. Hardcover. 0025844903 New Condition. . New.

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$59.99

Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. First Edition. Octavo; G/G-; blue spine, tan text; jacket has severe age toning, three open tears on back head of jacket, one large open tear on front head of jacket, chipping along tail edge of front jacket, two small tears on tail edge of front jacket, shallow but wide open tears along the head and tail of spine, unclipped and has protective mylar cover; boards have rubbing and staining around edges, wear to hinges, bumping to the head and tail of spine, interior of boards age toned; textblock and interior pages severely age toned; LP consignment; pp 279. Full-priced Rockville.

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$50.00

Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

The Macmillan Company. Hardcover. 239806 Facsimile of First Edition. No publication date stated for facsimile. Copyright 1974. Original was published 1947. Very Good, mylar-wrapped dust jacket (not price-clipped). Octavo. Brown cloth-covered boards with blue lettering and decoration on spine. Textblock is internally clean. In a Very Good slipcase. . Very Good.

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$49.99