Offered for sale is a RARE ORIGINAL 2 VOLUME PAPERBACK EDITION OF ADOLF HITLER’S “MEIN KAMPF”. The original dust jackets show only very minor signs of wear and the books are both in very good condition, too. The books come in the original box, of which the flap is ripped off but enclosed.
Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and political manifest. The two volume paperback edition that is offered for sale consists of a volume one that was published in 1933 by Central Publishing House of the NSDAP, Franz Eher, Nachf. in Munich, Germany and a volume two from the 1937 edition. The binding of both volumes is tight, there are no missing or damaged pages. The books are in very good condition and come with the rare original, nearly intact dust jackets and the original protective box, of which the flap has fallen off but is enclosed.
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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