Signed first trade edition, first printing of this sweeping epic recounting the history of HAWAII, adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Julie Andrews.
Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
"But rock had at last been deposited above the surface of the sea. An island – visible were there but eyes to see, tangible were there fingers to feel – had risen from the deep."
Published the year HAWAII became the 50th US state, this mammoth work traces the history of the island chain from its geological formation and original occupants to the socio-political upheavals brought about by missionaries, settlers, and plantation-owners. It is quite uncommon signed in the first printing.
New York: Random House, (1959). 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original speckled white cloth binding with colorful spine lettering. Original unclipped ($6.95) color pictorial dust jacket designed by S. K. A. Associates. Blue topstain. Fore-edge machine deckle. Color cartographic endpapers. 938 pages with four leaves of genealogical charts. Signed by Michener in blue ink to title page, with his red seal. Jacket with light soil and edgewear; shallow creases at hinges. Binding with a bit of toning to edges, head of spine lightly bumped. Bright.
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