New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947.
First edition, first printing stated. Signed by James Michener, and inscribed to a former owner in the year of publication, reading "21 February 1947 / Dear Gates / Would that this had been pulled from the production line of the 30th printing. Live the poems of [?], these stories are sent to a friend -- and a fine one, too. [signed] Jim Michener." Bound in publisher's beige-orange colored cloth with spine stamped in blue. Very Good, with pages toned and cloth rubbed at the extremities. In a supplied later state dust jacket with price printed horizontally; lightly edgeworn and lightly edge-stained, and a bit rippled. Michener's first book, a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of short stories about the Pacific Campaign in World War II. Item #140938456