New York: Julian Messner, Inc., 1943. First Edition.
Octavo (8 1/2 x 6 inches; 225 x 150 mm), xiv, 303,  pages in publisher's original tan cloth, black titles to spine, in a photo-illustrated dust jacket.
INSCRIBED by the author on the front end paper to Kathryn Cravens, a broadcast journalist (spelled here as "Kathrin"). Paul Schwarz was the German consul general in New York, resigning when Hitler came to power in 1933. Full of chatty details about German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop as well as an analysis of the rise of Hitler and his henchmen.
Laid in is an envelope addressed to Kathryn Cravens. It contains a post card featuring a caricature of Schwarz (along with his written greetings) as well as a newspaper clipping. Cravens's bookplate, originally glued to the front pastedown, is loose.
CONDITION: Top edge dusty, a few small stains along the top and bottom edges of the cloth. Internally, some pencil marginalia, mostly in the first third of the book, offsetting to a few pages from a newspaper article, glue residue to front paste down from bookplate (now loose). The unclipped dust jacket has some rubbing, soiling, nicks, and small tears (especially along the spine). About Very Good overall. Item #1711