KELEN, EMERY. WORLD WAR II. YUSSUF THE OSTRICH by Emery Kelen. NY: Hyperion Press / G.P. Putman (1943). 4to (7 1/2" wide x 11), pictorial boards, slight bit of cover soil else near fine in lightly soiled dust wrapper with a 2 small closed tears. 1st edition. Set in North Africa, this is the story of Yussuf the ostrich who is scorned when he appears to be helping the Nazis. In reality he became a double agent. When he was released from prison by German dachshunds (who were really not Nazis) and saved the Americans, he became a hero. Illustrated with 24 pages of color lithos and 24 pages with b&w lithos (using the Gloeckner process). Rare in nice condition with the dust wrapper.
(Inventory #: 33456)
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