Thomas Hohler's Memoirs, including the Zimmermann Telegram
First edition, first printing. Hardback, bound in the original blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt author's signature to front board. 22 × 15cm. xiii + 246pp.
The diplomatic memoirs of Thomas Hohler and his service in Constantinople (1894–5, 1897–8), Egypt (1896, 1900), Russia (1899), Abyssinia (1901, 1906–8), Japan (1902–1905), Turkey (1908–1910), Mexico (1910–1916) and the United States (1917–1918). Sir Thomas Beaumont Hohler was head of the British delegation to Mexico, in Mexico City, and was involved in the interception of the German Zimmermann Telegram that was used to promote the entry of the United States into the war. Although acting anonymously at the time, he later identified himself as the mysterious "Mr. H" responsible for intercepting the inflammatory telegram. Illustrated with photographs.
A good copy. The cloth is a little dulled and there is foxing to the pages' edges. The main body of text is clean but a little age-toned, the inner binding is holding well. An unaccountably scarce book.