ORIGINAL 1925 1st EDITION VOL. 1 OF ADOLF HITLERS “MEIN KAMPF”

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VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1925 FIRST EDITION VOLUME ONE OF ADOLF HITLER’S “MEIN KAMPF”

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 1927 (Band II or Volume Two) were published in separate volumes. With only a few exceptions (special editions) all subsequent Third Reich editions (1930 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.

The book is in nice condition, the binding is tight and there is no damage to any of the pages. The cover shows some minor signs of wear, which is not surprising for a book that is nearly 100 years old and survived a World War and the following de-Nazification. An important piece of history.

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