Signed first edition of Memoirs: Ten Years and Twenty Days by Admiral Karl Doenitz.
Octavo, 500pp. Black cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine and front cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light rubbing to front board, top edge dyed purple. Solid text block. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $6.00 on front flap, reinforcement on verso, light shelf wear, bright illustrations. Signed on tipped in endpaper: “Mr. Stephen W. Bumball, mit den besten Grüssen und herzlichen Wünschen zurückgereicht. 8. Nov. 59 Dönitz.” Translated as: “Mr. Stephen W. Bumball, returned with best regards and warm wishes. November 8, ’59; Dönitz.”
Admiral Karl Dönitz (1891-1980) served as Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy (Kriegsmarine) from 1943-1945. After the death of Adolf Hitler, Admiral Dönitz was the short-term German Head of State.