New York, NY: Macmillan Company, 1947. First edition, 3rd printing. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition / Good+ condition (DJ). Item #019321
[viii], 326 pages. Original hardcover binding with moderate shelfwear, including minor bumping to the corners. The original unclipped dustjacket is slightly faded on the spine, and is heavily shelfworn with numerous chips, tears, and creases; protected in archival mylar. Signed and lengthily inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front endpaper: 2 May 1947 Dear Dr. Whipple, I'm not so good a geographer as you. But you may find some sidelights on primitive life in here. Hope you don't edit it as roughly as Dr. Walters does! [signed] James A. Michener." Small stain to the bottom edge affecting about 24 pages. The text is consistently browned throughout but is clean and unmarked. Stated: Third printing.