UNUSUAL ORIGINAL PRIVATE OR LIBRARY BINDINGS OF ADOLF HITLERS “MEIN KAMPF” (1)

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Offered for sale is a VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1928 COPY OF THE THIRD EDITION OF ADOLF HITLER’S MEIN KAMPF

Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and political manifest. 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. Offered for sale is a nice variety of different editions, all private or library bindings, all with leather spine. With only a few exceptions (special editions) all subsequent Third Reich editions (1930 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 AND PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

F-474a – 1936, 204.-206. Tausend edition, red leather spine with gold inlay. $375.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $40.00

F-474b – 1938, 3.5 million Jubilee edition, ornate broan leather spine. $375.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $40.00

F-474c – 1934,112.-113. Tausend edition (meaning only 1,000 copies), ornate brown leather spine with slipcase, front cover has separated but should be an easy fix for any bookbinder. $375.00 including domestic shipping, for international shipping please add $40.00

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