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    First Edition of James Michener's First Book Signed by Him and with His Personal Ink Stamp

    James A. Michener. Tales of the South Pacific. New York: Macmillan, 1947. First edition, first printing, of the author's first book. Signed by Michener in green ink on the half title (probably a later signature). Michener's personal ink stamp (in red ink) is to the right of his signature. Octavo. [viii], 326, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's full brown cloth, spine lettered in blue, price-clipped presumed second printing dust jacket. Jacket spine a bit sunned, jacket rubbed and a bit toned, cloth spine dull, binding rubbed and a bit soiled, endleaves foxed, text toned, especially at margins. Bookplate. Jacket is a bit shorter than the book. Still, a good copy, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948, and the basis of the famous stage musical, South Pacific. From a private collection in North Carolina.

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