RARE ORIGINAL 1942 WEDDING EDITION OF

ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

THIS COPY WAS GIVEN TO A NEWLY WED COUPLE IN DANZIG!

item # F - 506

A rare book in very good condition

Kriegsausgabe (War Edition)

Hitler dictated this book to his secretary, Rudolf Hess while imprisoned in Landsberg after the failed 1923 revolution. The first editions, published in 1925 (Band I or Volume One) and 1926 (Band II or Volume Two) were published in separate volumes. With only a few exceptions (special editions) all subsequent Third Reich editions (1933 to 1945) contained both volumes combined in one book. Very few copies of the first editions have survived. When his book first came out it was not a success, few people cared about the book in 1925 which would almost have had a much longer title. The original title Hitler chose was "Viereinhalb Jahre [des Kampfes] gegen Lüge, Dummheit und Feigheit" (Four and a Half Years [of Struggle] against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice). His Nazi publisher, Max Amann, decided this title was too complicated and had it shortened to Mein Kampf (simply "My Struggle"). Before Hitler became Reichs Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Mein Kampf sold very slowly; but in 1933 alone 1.5 million copies were sold.

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Offered for sale is an

RARE ORIGINAL 1942 WEDDING EDITION OF

ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

Adolf Hitler's autobiography and political manifest. The copy that is offered for sale was published in 1942 by Central Publishing House of the NSDAP, Franz Eher, Nachf. in Munich, Germany. In 1935, the Eher publishing house presented Hitler with the idea of giving a specially printed edition of Mein Kampf to every newly wed couple on the day of their wedding. This edition was published with a leather spine and would contain an extra presentation page in the front with blanks for the names of bride and groom and the signature of the mayor of the city, town or village. The book is in very nice condition. The binding is tight and all pages are intact. The standard editions of Mein Kampf were published in the same size as a standard German bible. The reason for that was that Hitler hoped that his book would eventually replace the bible in German households!

What makes this copy so special is that it comes from the city of Danzig in formerly East Prussia (now Poland) and anything that has survived coming from there is very rare.

the crest of Danzig, Ostpreussen (East Prussia)

This copy was given to a newly wed couple in Danzig on 24 September 1942.

THIS RARE ORIGINAL 1942 DANZIG WEDDING EDITION OF

ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

IS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR $450.00 INCL. SHIPPIN TO ANY ADDRESS IN THE UNITED STATES

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