Offered for sale is a VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1939 JUBILEE EDITION OF ADOLF HITLER’S ‘MEIN KAMPF’. THIS LIMITED EDITION WAS PUBLISHED IN 1939 ONLY IN RECOGNITION OF THE FÜHRER’S 50th BIRTHDAY
Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and political manifest. The copy that is offered for sale was published 1939 by Central Publishing House of the NSDAP, Franz Eher, Nachf. in Munich, Germany. In recognition of Hitler’s 50th birthday a limited edition, called “Jubiläumsausgabe” (Jubilee Edition) was published. It was a “DeLuxe” version of the regular blue Volksausgabe (People’s Edition), but also larger in size. The copies offered here are in very nice condition. The binding is tight and all pages are intact on all of them and therefore they are all the same price. Two come in their original but damaged or incomplete slipcases.
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-462a – $975.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $45.00
F-462b – $975.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $45.00
F-462c – This copy has a very rare original anti-Semitic vignette on the inside cover, saying that the hotel Koelner Hof is free of Jews since 40 years (we sold one in 2017 for $225). $975.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $45.00
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