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Here is an unusual copy of Michener's huge Bestseller, Chesapeake. The book was inscribed on April 4th, 1980 and it is a 7th printing. It was signed on the Queen Elisabeth II cruise ship and the inscription reads " At the end of a great cruise. Signed with the pen of Stan Musial.". It is dated and the QEII is referenced at the top. The book itself is in very nice condition and shows very minimal shelf wear. There is a bookplate on the inside front board with the name of the previous owner commercially printed on it. This is the name that is at the top of the inscription. The dust jacket shows light wear, particularly at the extreme top left of the back panel . James Michener, before he died several years ago, maintained an active interest in American sports. His book Sports in America is testament to this. I suppose that he either went cruising with Baseball Great Stan Musial or met Mr. Musial on board and struck up a friendship. At any rate, this is a very unusual association inscription. Chesapeake is based on the history of the American east from the late sixteenth century to the present. Although the novel deals with many historical events and persons, the author is mainly concerned with the people and other creatures that have lived around the Great Chesapeake bay and have been sustained by it. We are happy to send pictures on request.