NY: Smith & Durrell, 1943. First Edition, second printing. Signed presentation from Brown on the front endpaper: “To Bernard Payne, With my most sincere thanks for your interest in the people of Hong Kong and your share in the determination that their pain and suffering shall not be in vain. My thanks too for your help & kindness in going through the mines of West Virginia. Wenzell Brown. Logan, W.Va. March (crosses it out) April 5, 1944.” With the personal bookplate of Bernard S. Payne on the front pastedown & with the publisher’s promotional leaflet laid in. The author describes the horrors of the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, where he was jailed for a while. A uncommon book by a fairly obscure publisher. 8vo., black cloth with red lettering on spine, no dust jacket; 283 pages. Item #57199
Very Good (minor wear covers with little very light spotting; contents clean & tight); no dust jacket.