Offered for sale is a RARE ORIGINAL 1942 EDITION HOCHZEITSAUSGABE OF ADOLF HITLER’S BESTSELLER “MEIN KAMPF” THIS WEDDING EDITION WAS NEVER ISSUED/GIVEN TO A NEWLY WED COUPLE AND IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. The dedication page, usually filled out by the mayor, is blank and this copy was probably found in some mayor’s office and was never issued. Therefore it is in excellent condition. French dedication to an American soldier: ‘A nos bon ami americain…’ (To our good American friend…)
Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and political manifest. This copy of the “Hochzeitsausgabe” of Adolf Hitler’s bestseller was never given to a newly wed couple. The dedication page is not filled out and the book is in near mint condition. Instead it has a French dedication to an American soldier and must have been found in some mayor’s office in what was German occupied France until 1944.
Hitler dictated this book to his secretary, Rudolf Hess while imprisoned in Landsberg after the failed 1923 revolution. The first editions (1925 and 1926) were only “Band I” (volume one), “Band II” (volume two) was first published in December 1926! All the “official” Third Reich copies (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 Reich Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Mein Kampf sold very slowly; but in 1933 alone 1.5 million copies were sold.
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