Offered for sale is a
VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1925 COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF ADOLF HITLER’S “MEIN KAMPF”
This rare copy of the first edition volume one Mein Kampf is in nice condition, considering that it was published in 1925, survived a World War and the De-Nazification in postwar Germany
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 very nice copy of the first edition, published in 1925 (volume one). The book has been professionally rebound but not recently but probably around the time that the book was published because the similar kind of material was used for the covers and spine and they have aged consistent with the book. This book was probably rebound to match other books in someone’s library. Because of the rebound we are offering this rare book for about $2,000.00 less. The large red series of the first editions ended with volume one of the third edition. Volume two of the third edition was never published because in 1930 (the year volume two of the 3rd edition would have come out) the first People’s Edition (Volksausgabe) was published which was smaller in size, same size as the standard German bible and combined both volumes in one book. 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 three 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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