SUPER RARE ORIGINAL 1925 LIMITED FIRST EDITION IN RED LEATHER OF

ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES THAT WERE PUBLISHED IN 1925 OF THE LIMITED 1st EDITION! NEVER FOR PUBLIC SALE AND

GIVEN TO DESERVING MEMBERS OF THE YOUNG NAZI PARTY!

THIS COPY ONCE BELONGED TO ONE OF HITLER'S EARLIEST MEMBERS OF HIS INNER CIRCLE, HEINRICH BAUER!

Few people know that, but there were actually three first editions: the one with the white spine that was for public sale, a white version that was limited to 500 copies (and the myth say that Adolf signed them all) AND, what most people don’t know, a red leather first edition, also limited to 500 copies! For some strange reason we have seen this one referred to as the ‘Lovers Edition’ but we do not have an explanation for that. The red and white leather limited edition 1st edition Mein Kampf were never intended for public sale but were supposedly given to deserving NSDAP members or supporters of the movement. Considering that the Nazi party had only 6,000 members in 1925 and was not very popular yet in general, we don’t believe that they actually had 1,000 people who would qualify for one of the 1,000 limited edition copies. And we also strongly doubt that Hitler signed all of them.  
The copy that we have the privilege to present here was owned by Heinrich Bauer (his book plate is in the book). He was one of the early followers of Hitler and one of the main guys in charge of the youth movement, prior of Baldur v. Schirach becoming the leader of the then called Hitler Youth. The book was in quite bad condition with the front cover separated and damage to the spine and it therefore it was professionally restored to its original beauty by one of the best book restorers. We are providing a lot of pictures of this book below, showing the condition before and after the restoration and we must say that the book restorer did an outstanding job. All the original leather was saved, the original Heinrich Bauer book plate has been left untouched but everything is fitted together nicely again and will make an important asset to any collection of historical Third Reich and especially Adolf Hitler material. We did a lot of research and asked around among other dealers of this kind of material. The few who have even heard of the existence of this book gave us their estimate. After consulting with our consignor we are pleased to announce that we are listing this treasure below the average price that the people we contacted would ask for it. Even though the book has been professionally restored which diminishes the value of course a bit, the Heinrich Bauer connection (not to be mistaken with Hans Baur, Adolf’s pilot) and of course the sheer rarity of this book again adds to the value. Who knows if or when another copy of the 500 printed will surface.

above and below: before and after the professional restoration

A super rare book in now again very good condition

item # F - 457

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SUPER RARE ORIGINAL 1925 LIMITED FIRST EDITION IN RED LEATHER OF

ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES THAT WERE PUBLISHED IN 1925 OF THE LIMITED 1st EDITION! NEVER FOR PUBLIC SALE ANDGIVEN TO DESERVING MEMBERS OF THE YOUNG NAZI PARTY!

THIS COPY ONCE BELONGED TO ONE OF HITLER'S EARLIEST MEMBERS OF HIS INNER CIRCLE, HEINRICH BAUER!

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.

Heinrich Bauer's original book plate! (which checks out, its printed on an old printing press, not an ink jet reproduction like most of the Adolf Hitler book plates out there)

These original photographs come with the book. They show the original owner, Heinrich Bauer (yellow arrows pointing at him), with Adolf Hitler and some children. To the best of our knowledge he was in charge of the youth, prior of Baldur v. Schirach becoming Reich Youth Leader. On one of the photographs Heinrich Bauer presents Hitler with the Honorary Citizenship of Garmisch Tegernsee to Hitler in 1933. The writing on the back is from Bauer's wife, Else Bauer. The pixcture is dated 24 July 1934.

above and below: the original leather front and back covers are again properly fitted to the original leather spine

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ADOLF HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF

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