Signed first trade edition, first printing of this epic tale of 400 years on and around Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Near fine in like dust jacket.
"To understand how Edmund Steed, gentleman, happened to accompany Captain John Smith on his exploration of the Chesapeake in 1608, it is necessary to go back more than a hundred years."
James Michener is known for his sweeping epics, weaving intricate fictional narratives through historical events.
New York: Random House, (1978). 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original green cloth with copper spine lettering. Original unclipped ($12.95) color pictorial dust jacket, designed by R. Adelson with an illustration by Peter Cox. Color cartographic endpapers of the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay. Black-and-white pictorial title page with small ornaments to each chapter. 866 pages. Signed by Michener to first blank. Jacket with a touch of edgewear. Binding spine ends mildly bumped. Sharp and clean.
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