Offered for sale is a VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1939 JUBILEE EDITION OF ADOLF HITLER’S ‘MEIN KAMPF’. THIS LIMITED EDITION WAS PUBLISHED IN AUSTRIA IN 1939 ONLY TO RECOGNIZE THE FÜHRER’S 50th BIRTHDAY
Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and political manifest. The copy that is offered for sale was published in 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 (235x165mm). What many don’t know is that a red Jubilee edition was published in 1939 in Austria, Hitler’s homeland and offered here is a very nice copy of this hard to find book. The copy offered here is in near mint condition and comes with its original slip case. The top part of the slip case has come loose but this would be an easy fix.
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 – This edition was published in Austria (Gau Ostmark since the annexation of Austria in 1938), Adolf Hitler’s homeland, in recognition of his 50th birthday. It is not to be mistaken with the blue Jubilee edition that was published also in 1939 but in Munich, Germany. $1,350.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $45.00
F-462b – This copy was the prize for the winner of a triathlon in some military unit in Berlin in 1943. *SOLD*