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Easton Press "Chesapeake" 2 Volume set, James A. Michener, Limited Collector's Editon [Very Fine]
Easton Press "Chesapeake" 2 Volume set, James A. Michener, Limited Collector's Editon [Very Fine]


 
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A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Tight binding. Most likely an unread book. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. The gilded page edges are free of any marks, scratches, or blemishes.

  $195.00
 
Publisher: Easton Press 1989
Binding: Leather Bound
Edition: Limited Edition
Dimensions: Very Fine

Stock Status:In Stock

Availability: Same Day Shipping
Product Code: EP2041

Description
 
Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 1989. "Chesapeake" James A. Michener. Matching 2 volume set, luxuriously bound in full genuine leather.


Condition: Very Fine. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps inside the book. See photos. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Tight binding, most likely an unread book.


About the book:
In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man’s dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom.

Praise for Chesapeake:

“Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”—The Wall Street Journal

“[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . an emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that are enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”—Associated Press


About the author:

James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating historical facts into the stories. Michener was known for the meticulous research behind his work.

Michener's writing career began during World War II as a lieutenant in the Navy, when he was assigned to the South Pacific as a naval historian. He later turned his notes and impressions into Tales of the South Pacific, his first book, published in 1947, when he was 40. It became the basis for the Broadway and film musical South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Tales of the South Pacific won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1948.

Michener's fiction novels include Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii, The Drifters, Centennial, The Source, The Fires of Spring, Chesapeake, Caribbean, Caravans, Alaska, Texas, and Poland. His nonfiction works include Iberia about his travels in Spain and Portugal; his memoir entitled The World Is My Home, and Sports in America. Return to Paradise combines fictional short stories with Michener's factual descriptions of the Pacific areas where they take place.

Features
Contains all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

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