Title: Night Over Java
Author: Johan Fabricius
Publisher: William Heinemann, 1944. 1st edition.
Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Dust jacket intact but has small tears in front, more significant tears at the back. Tanning to edges. Interior clean, unmarked. Binding tight. An interesting wartime publication by a Dutch born in Java.
About the book (from jacket flap):
Months after organised resistance had ceased, a hero of the East Indian Army inspires a mixed band, Dutch Eurasian and Native, to follow him blindly in guerrilla warfare against the Japanese. The author of Son of Marietta and Malayan Tragedy can indeed do justice to the story of such a man, displayed as it is against the grand and lovely landscape of Java, with its green jungle and glittering rice-fields silhouetted by the distant volcanoes.
About the author (from Wikipedia):
Johan Wigmore Fabricius (24 August 1899 – 21 June 1981) was a Dutch writer, journalist and adventurer.
Fabricius was born in Bandung, Java. He wrote approximately 60 books, among them many books for children. He is well known for writing the historical children’s book “De Scheepsjongens van Bontekoe” (1923), which was reprinted 28 times as of 2003. For the “Delftsche Slaolie Fabrieken” he wrote an illustrated publicity serial, “De wondere avonturen van Arretje Nof” (1928). He died in Glimmen.