Very good in very good dust jacket. Random House, New York, NY, 1968. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG+/VG+, Hard Cover, Size=7"x9.5", 818pp(Index). DJ nicked head of spine, rear fore-edge corner tips, owner bookplate on blank page after front endpaper, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Price unclipped. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Octavo. Inscribed by Author(s) Hardcover, book club edition, 1968, octavo, signed and inscribed by Michener on a front endpaper "New Hope 1971 To Carl Larkin of New Egypt, New Jersey, Aloha & Shalom James A. Michener", photographs by Robert Vavra, 818 pages, text, b&w photos, color map on endpapers, index, very good condition in a very good dust jacket, previous owner's bookplate on endpaper.
Fine in Very Good jacket. Publisher's gilt-stamped yellow cloth, endpaper maps; dust jacket with b/w photo-illustration of Michener and Vavra on the rear panel. They appear together again, both of them much aged, in an original photograph tipped-onto the verso of the front fly-leaf. Vavra's inscription on the facing page reads: "For Robert--The photo of JM and me was taken not long before he died, age 90. The one on the back of this book was taken in Pamplona the year 'Iberia' was published--how fortunate I was to have known him. All best, Robert (Vavra), June 14, 2003." A unique association copy, fine, in jacket with faint water-stain at top edge of front panel, and some creasing, closed tears, and chips along the edges--presents nicely in mylar.
Signed by Author #143 of 500 signed, limited copies, fine in a near fine dust jacket and very good+ slipcase. The jacket is different than the jacket on the trade edition. The white portions of the jacket are slightly soiled, and there is a bit of wear at the bottom of both gutters. There is also a small closed tear across the middle of the spine. The slipcase is bumped at the upper corner of the spine (the book is not bumped), and there is also some edgewear to the green paper covering the cardboard slipcase.
First Edition, First Printing. Signed and inscribed by James A. Michener and photographer Robert Vavra to the great American film director Budd Boetticher and his wife. Inscribed by Michener on the first blank: "San Diego Country Estates-16 February 76-To Budd & Mary Boetticher, with whom I spent a delightful visit-the horses, the dogs, the Steve Reeves-not necessarily in that order! Salud, James A. Michener". Actor Steve Reeves, (who was famous for playing Hercules) was their neighbor and like the Boettichers raised horses. Then on the half-title page, this inscription by photographer Robert Vavra: "For Budd and Mary-with the hope that it won't be too long before we're in Iberia together. Thanks for the nice weekend. Un abrazo, Robert Vavra 1976" Accompanied by a handwritten letter from Mrs. Budd Boetticher providing provenance. Also included are three photos of the visit mentioned in the inscriptions. One is of the Boettichers with Michener and Vavra, the other is of Budd Boetticher speaking with Michener. The third photo is an 8x10 showing Budd Boetticher on horseback performing his show in an arena while Michener watches. The last item included with this lot is the February 19, 1976 edition of the San Diego Country Estates News with a cover story on the visit with the photo caption: "World-famous author James Michener.....was at Country Estates last Sunday and Monday and while there, saw a performance of the Andalusian horses. He is starting a book on horses and is gathering background information." The book is in condition in a very good dust jacket.
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