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Hardback, 8vo. 8 x 5.5 inches. In red cloth covers with silver lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Some minor darkening to spine, some minor rubbing to edges, some minor handling marks, NOT price clipped). Cloth is clean, bright and unmarked. No penned inscriptions. Inside pages all very clean, bright and tight throughout. Else a very clean and tight copy. An excellent rare 1st edition. 287pp. Illustrated with a b&w frontis portrait. The author had an exciting life and was wounded several times. He lost his left eye in East Africa but managed to persuade the authorities that he was fit to go to the Front in 1915. Wounded eight times and winning the V.C. He retired in 1923 but in WWII fought in Norway, was captured by the Italians and was sent to China as Churchill’s representative to Chiang Kai-schek. Written simply and directly it is a thrilling tale.
Title: Happy Odyssey. Memoirs.
Categories: Military Subjects,
Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape, 1950 1st edition:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 82829
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