First edition of Konrad Adenauer 1876 / 1976, signed by German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
Octavo, 219pp. Black cloth, title in silver on spine. No additional printings on copyright page. In the publisher’s dust jacket, light shelf wear, chipping to top edge of rear panel, a very good example. Text in German. Includes two laid-in pamphlets, titled Die Atlantische Gemeinschaft (1955) and Regierungserklärung vom 20. Oktober 1953 by Bundeskanzler Adenauer (1953). This copy of Konrad Adenauer is signed by Helmut Kohl on the title page.
Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) was the first chancellor of West Germany, from 1949-1963, leading the recovery of Germany from the ruins of World War II into a prosperous economic power. He remains the oldest-ever European head of government, resigning at the age of 87, but remaining active in German politics. This work by Helmut Kohl pays tribute to Adenauer’s many years of public service and was issued on his 100th birthday.