RARE ORIGINAL THIRD REICH TWO VOLUME SET OF ADOLF HITLER'S BESTSELLER

MEIN KAMPF (MY STRUGGLE)

IN THE HARD TO FIND 'GESCHENKAUSGABE' EDITION

Both volumes are in nice condition

item # F - 259

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RARE ORIGINAL THIRD REICH TWO VOLUME SET OF ADOLF HITLER'S BESTSELLER

MEIN KAMPF (MY STRUGGLE)

IN THE HARD TO FIND 'GESCHENKAUSGABE' EDITION

The two volume set that is offered for sale was published in 1937 (vol 1) and in 1934 (vol 2) by Central Publishing House of the NSDAP, Franz Eher, Nachf. in Munich, Germany. It is the so called "Geschenkausgabe", a "DeLuxe" version that was published in linen and in half leather. Offered here is the linen version. The books are 6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inch which is larger than the regular blue "Volksausgabe" (People's Edition). The set offered here is in nice condition.The binding on both volumes is tight, the pages are bright and white. Vol. 2 is a copy of the first edition of the 'Geschenkausgabe' and vol. 1 a copy of the second edition. It is interesting that obviously not very many copies of these were published as the first and second edition combined consisted of only 20,000 copies. In comparison, hundreds of thousands of copies of the blue 'People's Edition' and the 'Marriage Edition' were published until 1937.

Adolf Hitler's autobiography and political manifest. Offered for sale here is the soft cover edition in two books. Usually "I. Band & II.Band" (volume one and two) were bound together in one volume in the hardcover "Volksausgabe", "Hochzeitsausgabe" and "Tornisterausgabe", published by Central Publishing House of the NSDAP, Franz Eher, Nachf. in Munich, Germany. Hitler dictated this book to his secretary, Rudolf Hess while imprisoned in Landsberg after the failed 1923 revolution. The first editions (1925 and 1926) were only "Band I" (volume one), "Band II" (volume two) was first published in December 1926. All the "official" Third Reich copies (1933 to 1945) contained both volumes combined in one book, with the exception of several special editions.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 Reich Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Mein Kampf sold very slowly; but in 1933 alone 1.5 million copies were sold.

 

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MEIN KAMPF (MY STRUGGLE)

IN THE HARD TO FIND 'GESCHENKAUSGABE' EDITION

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