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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

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

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Tales of the South Pacific

Michener, James A.

Macmillan, 1947. First Edition (first printing). The first book by the prolific author of THE SOURCE and HAWAII, a collection of stories told by a young naval officer during World War II whose duties took him up and down the islands of the South Pacific. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for the musical play and film. This is the issue with the $3.00 price placed horizontally on the bottom of the front dust jacket flap. Very Good/Very Good -- with the usual browning to the pages and closed tears/edge wear that normally plague the fragile dust jacket. Still, with very clean jacket flaps and none of the usual fading found on many copies. A tiny bookstore sticker is attached to the bottom of the front end paper. Signed by Michener on a "Tales of the South Pacific" custom-made book plate (produced with an old typewriter) which is laid in (not attached) to the book.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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$1,500.00

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 [ SIGNED ]

Michener, James A.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. Book. Very Good +. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. SIGNED by James Michener directly on the title page with no presentation inscription (signature only). First edition, stated second printing, in the original- issue dust jacket with $3.00 publisher's price on bottom edge of front flap and illustrator's name vertically on the edge of the front panel. Pale-orange full-cloth binding with plain unillustrated boards and blue lettering on the spine, the same format as the first printing. 326 pages. VERY GOOD + book in VERY GOOD dust jacket. Bright, clean, tight and square book with light wear to the spine ends, two small slight indentations on the front board, and one small very faint stain at the bottom corner of the rear board. No sunning to the spine. Sharp corners. Toning and some faint foxing to the outer edges of the text block but no staining. Faint foxing to the endpapers. Small, faint previous owner's signature at top edge of front endpaper. Flawless text pages except for toning to the margins. Dust jacket is very bright and clean. Light wear and a few small closed edge tears to the spine ends, two small closed edge tears at top edge of rear panel, and slight sun-fading to the spine. Otherwise excellent. Jacket is protected in a removable archival mylar cover. This is Michener's first published book..

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$399.00

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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. As New. 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

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TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

MICHENER, James A.

New York City: MacMillan Company. Vg+/vg+ (sl bumping to spine ends, light wear to dj edges). 1947. hb. 8vo, pp. 326. Michener's first work of fiction, and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. . This is the third printing of the first edition, showing the price of $3.00 on the dust jacket flap. The book, being printed with inferior post-war paper, has yellowed somewhere but is perfectly readable. The binding shows very light shelf wear, limited to the extremities. The book is in very good condition overall. The dust jacket is rubbed at the folds, with minor loss to the bottom of the spine and a small, but noticeable, chip to the top of the rear panel. .

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$150.00

Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener

Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good

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$128.30

Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener

Scribner. Hardcover. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$125.80

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 .

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$120.00

Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener

G K Hall & Co. Hardcover. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$114.82

Tales Of The South Pacific - Book Club Edition

James A. Michener

Macmillan Company. Hardcover. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$110.10

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Tales of the South Pacific

James A Michener

Reader's Digest Association. Hardcover. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$108.54

Tales of the south Pacific

James A. Michener

Pocket Books, Cardinal. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$108.54

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TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

Michener, James A.

Shelton, CT: The First Edition Library - FEL. Facsimile edition. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dust jacket in a Fine slipcase. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$106.25

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Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener

Dial Press Trade Paperback. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$105.39

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Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener

Fawcett. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$102.26

Tales of the South Pacific

James A. Michener

Fawcett. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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$102.26