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Lockwood | Charles A. and Adamson | Hans Christian [Admiral Alan Goodrich Kirk]

Tragedy at Honda

First Edition


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First edition of Tragedy at Honda by Charles A. Lockwood and Hans Christian Adamson, from the personal collection of U.S. Navy Admiral Alan Goodrich Kirk.

Octavo, xv, 243pp. Beige cloth, title stamped in black on spine. Stated first edition on copyright page. Solid text block, light toning along edges, signs of finger marks on boards, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $4.95 retail price on front flap, sunning on spine, wear at corners, a very good example. Signed by Alan G. Kirk on title page, with notation “30 Oct. ’61, New York.”

Lockwood served in the U.S. Navy as a vice-admiral, flag officer, and commander of the Submarine Force Pacific Fleet in World War II. He is the namesake of the USS Lockwood. Adamson served in the U.S Air Force as an army captain and later a colonel. He spent twenty-four days adrift in the Pacific Ocean after flying off course in a heavy bomber and running out of fuel. Adamson was rescued along with the surviving crew on November 13, 1942. Alan Goodrich Kirk served in the U.S. Navy during both World War I and World War II. He was a commander in 1942 and 1943 during the Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy, and the senior U.S. naval commander on D-Day, June 1944. In retirement, Kirk became a U.S. diplomat, serving in Belgium, the Soviet Union, and Taiwan.

Additional information

Location Published



Chilton Company


First Edition

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Very Good


Lockwood | Charles A. and Adamson | Hans Christian [Admiral Alan Goodrich Kirk]


[Admiral Alan Goodrich Kirk]

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Charles A. and Adamson, Hans Christian Lockwood

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