Offered for sale is a VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1932/33 FIRST EDITION OF THE 2 VOLUME PAPERBACK EDITION OF ADOLF HITLER’S MEIN KAMPF. The original paper covers show some wear but the books are in very good condition.
Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and political manifest. The two volume paperback edition that is offered for sale was published in 1932 (Band 1 / volume 1) and 1933 (Band 2 / volume 2) by Central Publishing House of the NSDAP, Franz Eher, Nachf. in Munich, Germany. The binding of both volumes of the first edition is tight, there are no missing or damaged pages. The books are still in good condition but the paper covers show the usual bends, cuts and small missing pieces at the edges that can be expected of a softcover book of that age that has survived a world war. Both books are complete.
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.
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