RARE COMPLETE ORIGINAL 1930s HEAVILY ILLUSTRATED GERMAN 40(!) VOLUME PHOTO BOOK

SET ABOUT THE BLOODY BATTLES OF WORLD WAR ONE

SCHLACHTEN DES WELTKRIEGES

THOUSANDS OF PAGES / HUNDREDS OF MAPS AND PHOTOS!

# I - 245

 

The tragedy of Verdun 1916 part one

fold out map of the Verdun battlefield

These two volumes are the only two additional volumes about the naval warfare that were published to accompany the 38 volume book set. A total of 40 volumes was ever published, all of them are offered in this lot.

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RARE COMPLETE ORIGINAL 1930s HEAVILY ILLUSTRATED GERMAN 40(!) VOLUME PHOTO BOOK SET ABOUT THE BLOODY BATTLES OF WORLD WAR ONE

SCHLACHTEN DES WELTKRIEGES

This one-of-a-kind- book set consists of 40 volumes, all 6-1/2 x 9 inch hardcover in very good condition. Together with thousands of pages, hundreds of maps and photos, this set is, in our opinion, the most comprehensive documentary of World War One from German point of view that was published in Germany in the 1930s! Each volume has a pocket in the back in which large maps are stored that contribute to the content of the volume. Battles such as Verdun are covered in more than one volume. The book set was started in 1924 and the last volume was published in 1930. These book were expensive back then, one volume cost RM 4.50 which was a lot of money at the time. The original owner kept the books in very good condition, the bindings are tight and there is no damage to any of the pages (as far as we could see when we inspected each book). The only imperfection (if it can even be called that) is that the covers of a numbe rof volumes are partially faded. The original owner kept at least most of the original receipts which are of course included in the deal.

A fantastic book set for every historian, history buff, museum, World War One collector, etc.!

 

"German Victories in 1918"

Each volume has a pocket in the bag, filled with maps

Even the original receipts are included in the lot (see above and below). Each volume was RM 4.50, a lot of money in Germany in the 1930s! Not very many people could afford such an expensive book set which cost the original owner RM 180.00 over the five years he collected them. The average worker's salary in Germany was not enough to buy such an expensive book set and therefore probably only few complete sets were ever sold and probably even fewer exist today!

 

THE RARE COMPLETE ORIGINAL 1930s HEAVILY ILLUSTRATED GERMAN 40(!) VOLUME PHOTO BOOK

SET ABOUT THE BLOODY BATTLES OF WORLD WAR ONE

SCHLACHTEN DES WELTKRIEGES

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