First edition of Caribbean: A Novel, inscribed by the author. Octavo, 672pp. Orange cloth, title in gilt on spine, illustration of flower on cover. Illustrated endpapers. Stated first edition on copyright page. Publishers dust jacket, near fine, $22.95 on front flap, light wear along top edge. Previous owners stamp on half title. Signed on half title by author, with notation: “To Lou _, A Season’s present from Herman Silvermann and James A. Michener. Miami. XMAS, 1989.”
Comments: Author James Michener (1907-1997) was a Pulitzer Prize winning author, writing more than 40 books during his lifetime. Caribbean explores the history of the Caribbean region, from Pre-Columbian times through the present.