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The Collected Works of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. by  Norman James and Charles Bernard Nordhoff Hall - Signed First Edition - 1918-1942 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 118065)

The Collected Works of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.

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The Collected Works of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.

by Hall, Norman James and Charles Bernard Nordhoff

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Boston and New York: Various Publishers, 1918-1942. Rare first edition set of the works of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, including a first edition of Botany Bay signed by the authors. Octavo, 13 volumes, original cloth. Botany Bay is signed by the authors opposite the copyright page. Doctor Dogbody's Leg is inscribed by James Norman Hall on a tipped-in note, "For Harry Heinsforster with best wishes from James Norman Hall." Each volume is near fine to fine in a near fine to fine dust jacket with the exception of High Adventure, Faery Lands of the South Seas, The Pearl Lagoon, and Falcons of France which are without a dust jacket. Each volume is housed in a custom half morocco and chemise slipcase, which were constructed upon publication. An exceptional set. American writers James Norman Hall and Charles Nordhoff are best known for the Bounty Trilogy, which includes: Mutiny on the Bounty (1932), Men Against the Sea (1934) and Pitcairn's Island (1934). The authors met in 1919 when they were asked to collaborate on a history of the Lafayette Flying Corps, and were soon commissioned by Harper's Magazine to write travel articles set in the South Pacific. They travelled together to Tahiti for research and inspiration, where Nordhoff remained for twenty years, and Hall for life.


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The Collected Works of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.
Hall, Norman James and Charles Bernard Nordhoff
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second hand
Various Publishers
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Boston and New York
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Charles Nordhoff First Edition Signed, James Norman Hall First Edition Signed, The Collected Works of Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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Copyright page
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First Edition
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A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]

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