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Michener | James A.

Tales Of The South Pacific

First Edition | First Printing



First edition, first printing of Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener.

Octavo, v, [3], 326pp. Orange-beige cloth, title printed in blue on spine. Stated “First Printing” on copyright page. Solid text block, toning to leaves as expected, light rubbing to corners. In the publisher’s first issue dust jacket, $3.00 retail price on front flap, illustrator’s name vertically on front panel, light wear along top edge, faint soiling to covers, small closed puncture along spine. A vibrantly illustrated jacket by J.O’H. Cosgrave II.

Tales of the South Pacific is the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories by author James A. Michener. It follows his experience during World War II while stationed at Vanuatu. It was later adapted into a Broadway Musical (South Pacific) by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Michener won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948 and would go on to write over forty books during his lifetime.

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Location Published

New York


The Macmillan Company


First Edition, First Printing

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Very Good

Jacket Condition

Very Good


Michener | James A.

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