Germany: 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. 3 Volumes (Complete). Very Good. Item #3659
Collection of three books and one Western Union telegram detailing that these three books were removed from Hitler's apartment in Munich. The telegram: "To Daniel Longwell, Managind Editor - LIFE Magazine - Time and Life Building, Rockefeller Center - New York, 20 New York / Returned from Europe with three books taken from Hitler Munich apartment containing original repeat original photos and history of rise of Luftwaffe Nazi Party rise and life of Hitler stop Include background material apropos coming war criminal trials if interested combat intelligence officer contact Major S.P. Helms Squadron X La Junta Colorado Army Air Field - Major S.P. Helms."
Volumes printed in German and published between 1933 and 1935. Two hardcovers and one oversized softcover. All contain dozens and dozens of tipped-in photographs (that are actually copies as originally issued and not originals as noted in the telegram).
Die Nachkriegszeit 1918-1934 (Herausgegeben Von Den Zigarettenfabriken, 1934) - Cigarette book with color photos mounted in large folio format covering the years 1918 to 1934. Orange stiff heavy wrapps with pictorial Nazi image. Pictorial history of the rise of Hitler in Germany. FIRST EDITION.
Deutfchland Erwacht Werden Rampf Und Seig Der NSDAP (Cigaretten-bilderdienst, 1933) - Cigarette book with B/W and color photos mounted. As with previous volume, the pictures were provided with cigarettes and you completed your album by pasting them in. Original brown cloth with wear to gilt illustration and title on front cover. A few photos loose, but all present. FIRST EDITION.
Adolf Hitler - Bilder Aus Dem Leben des Fuhrers (Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, 1936) - Cigarette album in original orange cloth boards. The most iconic of all cigarette albums produced as part of Hitler's Nazi propaganda during WWII. FIRST EDITION.
ALL THREE VOLUMES EXHIBIT SOME WEAR AT EDGES AND SPINES. Bindings a bit shaken overall. Fold-out image in Deutfchland has some wear and a few closed tears. WE CANNOT VERIFY THE INFORMATION IN THE TELEGRAM AND THE BOOKS ARE NOT SIGNED AND/OR MARKED LENDING PROVENANCE TO THE STORY. THEREFORE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE BOOKS WERE ORIGINALLY OWNED BY ADOLF HITLER. WE HAVE DETAILED THE COLLECTION AS WE FOUND IT.