VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1928/1929 SET OF

ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

WITH THE EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS, COMING FROM THE ESTATE OF FROM THE LIBRARY

OF AND CONTAINING THE BOOKPLATE OF ONE OF ADOLF HITLER's CLOSE FRIENDS FROM THE 1920's

Ernst Hanfstaengl with Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring

both copies of this rare set of 2nd/3rd editions Mein Kampf are in nice condition, considering that they are 90+ years old and the unquestionable highlights are 1) the original dust jackets that are nearly impossible to find, and 2) the original Ernst Hanfstaengl bookplates, making this set of rare books unique! The paper of the dust jackets was of course tested and we give full money back guarantee for their authenticity (for the books too of course, even though is is obvious that they are originals). The inner flap of the dust jacket of volume two is torn off and lost over time.

Ernst Franz Sedgwick Hanfstaengl (2 February 1887 – 6 November 1975) was a German-American businessman and intimate friend of Adolf Hitler. He eventually fell out of favor with Hitler, however, and defected from Nazi Germany to the United States. He later worked for Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Ernst Hanfstaengl, nicknamed "Putzi", was born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, the son of a German art publisher, Edgar Hanfstaengl, and an American mother. He spent most of his early years in Germany and later moved to the United States. Returning to Germany in 1922, he was living in his native Bavaria when he first heard Hitler speak in a Munich beer hall.[4] A fellow member of the Harvard Hasty Pudding club who worked at the U.S. Embassy asked Hanfstaengl to assist a military attaché sent to observe the political scene in Munich. Just before returning to Berlin the attaché, Captain Truman Smith, suggested that Hanfstaengl go to a Nazi rally as a favor and report his impressions of Hitler. Hanfstaengl was so fascinated by Hitler that he soon became one of his most intimate followers, although he did not formally join the Nazi Party until 1931. "What Hitler was able to do to a crowd in 2½ hours will never be repeated in 10,000 years," Hanfstaengl said. "Because of his miraculous throat construction, he was able to create a rhapsody of hysteria. In time, he became the living unknown soldier of Germany."
Hanfstaengl introduced himself to Hitler after the speech and began a close friendship and political association that would last through the 1920s and early 1930s. After participating in the failed Munich Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Hanfstaengl briefly fled to Austria, while the injured Hitler sought refuge in Hanfstaengl's home in Uffing, outside of Munich. Hanfstaengl's wife, Helene, allegedly dissuaded Hitler from committing suicide when the police came to arrest him. For much of the 1920s, Hanfstaengl introduced Hitler to Munich high-society and helped polish his image. He also helped to finance the publication of Hitler's Mein Kampf, and the NSDAP's official newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter (People's Observer). Hitler was the godfather of Hanfstaengl's son Egon. Hanfstaengl composed both Brownshirt and Hitler Youth marches patterned after his Harvard football songs and, he later claimed, devised the chant "Sieg Heil". Included among Hanfstaengl's friends during this period were Hanns Heinz Ewers and fellow Nazi Party worker and journalist Kurt Lüdecke. As the NSDAP consolidated its power, several disputes arose between Hanfstaengl and Germany's Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels. Hanfstaengl was removed from Hitler's staff in 1933. He and Helene divorced in 1936. Hanfstaengl fell completely out of Hitler's favor after he was denounced by Unity Mitford, a close friend of both the Hanfstaengls and Hitler. In 1942, Hanfstaengl was turned over to the U.S. and worked for President Roosevelt's "S-Project", revealing information on approximately 400 Nazi leaders. He provided 68 pages of information on Hitler alone, including personal details of Hitler's private life, and he helped Professor Henry Murray, the Director of the Harvard Psychological Clinic, and psychoanalyst Walter C. Langer and other experts to create a report for the OSS, in 1943, designated the "Analysis of the Personality of Adolph Hitler". In 1944, Hanfstaengl was handed back to the British, who repatriated him to Germany at the end of the war. William Shirer, a CBS journalist who resided in Nazi Germany until 1940 and was in frequent contact with Hanfstaengl, described him as an "eccentric, gangling man, whose sardonic wit somewhat compensated for his shallow mind." [source: Wikipedia]

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Offered for sale is a

VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1928/1929 SET OF

ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

WITH THE EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS, COMING FROM THE ESTATE OF FROM THE LIBRARY OF AND CONTAINING THE BOOKPLATE OF ONE OF ADOLF HITLER's CLOSE FRIENDS FROM THE 1920's

Adolf Hitler's autobiography and political manifest. 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.

Offered here are a 1928 volume one third edition and 1929 volume two second edition, both in nice condition in the nearly impossible to find original dust jackets that were designed by Adolf Hitler's publisher, Max Amann. There are only very few of these dust jackets known to exist, let alone a full set - and only one set in the world with the original Ernst Hanfstaengl bookplates!

the original bookplates in both volumes

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THIS VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1928/1929 SET OF

ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

WITH THE EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS, COMING FROM THE ESTATE OF FROM THE LIBRARY

OF AND CONTAINING THE BOOKPLATE OF ONE OF ADOLF HITLER's CLOSE FRIENDS FROM THE 1920's

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