The first edition of Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, Volume I, from the personal collection of German politician and general, Friedrich Haselmayr.
Octavo, xvi, 392pp, [32pp ads]. Red cloth, white cloth spine, title in red print on spine and white on front board. A true first edition, identified by the white cloth spine. Issued with a dust jacket, but no longer present. Frontispiece portrait of Hitler. (Pastore, 003) Light toning to endpapers. Some soiling to cloth, wear along bottom edge. Notes in pencil throughout from Haselmayr, with emphasis on sections pertaining to World War I. Signed in pencil on the front free endpaper by Haselmayr.
SS-Obergruppenf?hrer Friedrich Haselmayr (1879-1965) was a German politician, military leader and close associate to Adolf Hitler. In 1923, then Colonel Haselmayr participated in the Beer Hall Putsch and was later awarded the NSDAP “blood order.” During World War II, Major General Haselmayr was given command over prisoners of war in France. He retired from military service in 1943, but was imprisoned for war crimes from July 1945 – June 1947. In retirement he was an active historian and author, publishing the Diplomatic History of the Second Reich from 1871-1918. He died in 1965.