INTRODUCING DOCTOR ZODIAC. London: Andrew Dakers Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-195 [196-200] [note: last two leaves are blanks], original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. An occult thriller in which Hitler tries to hire Doctor Zodiac, a Hungarian astrologer and psychologist, and an independently wealthy nobleman, to be his personal astrologer. The first of the two books featuring Doctor Zodiac. An unusual book that explores Hitler's known interest in the occult. The author was an astrologer as well as a successful author. Born in Germany of Hungarian and Austrian parents, he fled in 1935 to England, where he was recruited by the British secret service for any light he could throw on the astrological considerations that might influence the timing of Hitler's military moves. Bleiler (1978), p. 211. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 233. Owner's name and address in ink on front free endpaper. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with wear at edges and some general dust soiling. An uncommon book. (#130270).
"First published in 1940" on copyright page.