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CODEWORD-GOLDEN FLEECE.

by WHEATLEY**, DENNIS:

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  • hardcover
  • First
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VG./Minus dw/dj.
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UK,slim Crown 8vo HB minus dw/dj,1st edn.No owner name,but handwritten contempraneous date 9th August 1946 to top edge of front free endpaper.Top edges slightly aged/toned wth some minimal sporadic foxing,fore-edges brighter and cleaner; contents bright,tight, clean - no foxing to text body - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread,apart from my own collation.Fairly clean,publisher's original,plain black cloth boards/covers with gilt publisher name to front,lower corner and slightly dulled gilt letters to spine/backstrip,clean plain white endpapers; with negligible shelf-wear, bumping to edges and corners - no nicks,tears or splits present, though book is lightly cockedUK,slim Crown 8vo HB minus dw/dj,1st edn,5-320pp [paginated] includes contents list, XXI(21) chapters and an author's note at edn; plus [unpaginated] half-title with story preamble,title page with dedication to its reverse.
The 6th Duke de Richlieu novel.
When the Second World War opened, the Duke de Richleau and his friends Simon Aron, Rex van Ryn and Richard Eaton–the indomitable four–were in Poland. Here is the story of how they came to be there and found themselves even before the outbreak of hostilities involved in a most damnable conspiracy.In 'Codeword–Golden Fleece' the scenes of intrigue,violence and escape in Warsaw are exceeded only by those which follow in Bucharest – whence the friends are carried in a desperate attempt to sabotage Hitler's war economy and force Germany to ask for peace before she can muster her full might for an assault on Western Europe. It can now be revealed that the plot of 'Codeword–Golden Fleece' is based on fact.It was given to Dennis Wheatley when he was a member of the Joint Planning Staff of the War Cabinet by a Foreign Office colleague there On behalf of the Allied ,a French nobleman,did actually succeed in acquiring a controlling interest in the Danube oil barges and their tugs.The Germans failed with the Vichy government in an action for its return and half the Fleet had been got out to Turkish waters.Supplies of fuel for the Luftwaffe were seriously crippled by this ingenious secret stroke.
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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja927021
Title
CODEWORD-GOLDEN FLEECE.
Author
WHEATLEY**, DENNIS:
Book condition
Used - VG.
Jacket condition
Minus dw/dj.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,slim Crown 8vo HB minus dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
LONDON.HUTCHINSON & CO. (Publishers) LTD. [n.d. but 30 May,1946.
Keywords
q52.MODERN FIRSTS2.UK,Crown 8vo HB minus dw/dj,1st edn.No ISBN.Duke de Riclieu_Dennis Wheatley_espionage_novels_thrillers.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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