Offered for sale are RARE ORIGINAL TWO VOLUME SPECIAL EDITIONS OF ADOLF HITLER’S MEIN KAMPF ‘GESCHENKAUSGABE’. THIS SO CALLED ‘GIFT EDITION’ WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1934. OFFERED HERE IS A SELECTION OF NICE QUARTER LEATHER SETS OF DIFFERENT YEARS OF PUBLICATION
Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and political manifest in the sought after two volume quarter leather Gift Edition. The Gift Edition was first published in 1934, in the same size as the Red Editions from the 1920s, 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 inch. It was published in three different versions: all leather, quarter leather such as the set that is offered here and an all linen edition. The set that is offered for sale here is from the second edition, published in 1937 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, 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.
PICTURES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
F-463a – 1939, 4th edition in excellent condition with intact slipcase *SOLD*
F-463b – 1940, 6th edition in excellent condition with partial slipcase. $750.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $45.00
F-463c – 1938, 3rd edition in excellent condition. $750.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $45.00
F-463d – 1940, 6th edition in excellent condition. $750.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $45.00
F-463e – 1934, 1st edition in excellent condition. $750.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $45.00