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1938 "Wedding Edition" of Hitler's Mein Kampf + 3 Picture Postcards - Hitler...

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Mein Kampf was Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and political manifest. This “Wedding Edition” copy was published in 1937 by Central Publishing House of the NSDAP, Franz Eher, Nachf. in Munich, Germany. In 1935, the Eher publishing house presented Hitler with the idea of giving a specially printed edition of Mein Kampf to every newlywed couple on the day of their wedding. This edition was published with a leather spine and would contain an extra presentation page in the front with blanks for the names of bride and groom and the signature of the mayor of the city, town or village.  In this copy, unfortunately, this special presentation page was removed from the spine (paper residue at the spine remain).  Other copies online show what this page looked like.  I’ve also seen copies of this Wedding Edition which show a photo of Hitler as a frontispiece.  This frontispiece could be behind the presentation page, or a separate leaf, but in any case, it is not here as well.  The tissue that separated the title page and this frontispiece portrait is present, and all remaining pages of the book are present and in good condition.  782 pages followed by 8 pages of publisher ads.  There is a little bit of damage to the top of the leather spine; the boards are clean with light edge and corner wear.

The photo postcards are in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with no tears or marks, some light soiling on the back of the cards.  The backs of each of the photo postcards are shown in the listing photo.  There is no descriptive information for the photo of Hitler.  One of the other postcards is of Albert Kesserling.  From Wikipedia: “Albert Kesselring (30 November 1885 – 16 July 1960) was a German Generalfeldmarschall of the Luftwaffe during World War II who was subsequently convicted of war crimes. In a military career that spanned both world wars, Kesselring became one of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated commanders, being one of only 27 soldiers awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.”  This postcard has a corner crease bottom right hand corner.  The other is “Reichsaußenminister von Ribbentrop” and his two youngest children.  From Wikipedia: “Ullrich Friedrich Willy Joachim Ribbentrop, from May 1925 by adoption by Ribbentrop (born April 30, 1893 in Wesel, died October 16, 1946 in Nuremberg), was a German politician (NSDAP). From 1938 he was Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs during the National Socialist era.  Ribbentrop was one of 24 people indicted in the Nuremberg trials of the major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal. He was found guilty on October 1, 1946, sentenced to death by hanging and executed on October 16, 1946.”

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