The Covenant LIMITED FIRST EDITION. James A. Michener, Jerry Pinkney, Illust.


Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1980.

First Edition. Leather_bound. 9 1/2" X 6 1/2". xxii, 1073pp. Bound in full brown leather over boards, with decorations stamped in gilt to boards and spine. Raised bands to spine. Leather of spine is beginning to become detached from spine of text block. Moderate rubbing and edgewear to covers, corners, and edges of boards. Rubbing, dust-spotting, and heavy foxing to all-gilt edges of text block. Discoloration to edges of silk moire endpapers. Blindstamp to title page. Foxing to endpapers, and occasional faint foxing to pages throughout, otherwise pages are free of marks and notation. Staining to silk ribbon placemaker. Binding is sound. An admittedly worn but still quite handsome limited first edition of this novel by James A. Michener.

This limited first edition of The Covenant was privately printed exclusively for Members of The First Edition Society.

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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation. And the wealthy Saltwoods are missionaries and settlers who join the masses to influence the wars and politics that ravage a nation. Rivalries and passions spill across the land of The Covenant, a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world.(Publisher). Good. Item #11199

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