The Deluxe Birthday Edition of Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler.
Thick octavo, , -705pp, [28pp advertisements]. Blue morocco, title in gilt over red morocco label, raised bands with decorative gilt compartments. Sword in gilt on front cover. Top edge gilt. Lacking frontispiece portrait. Faint spotting to outer edge, not affecting text. Lacking publisher’s slipcase. Scuff mark to blue leather on rear panel. No extraneous marks or inscriptions. (Pastore, 022). An overall attractive copy.
The Hitler Birthday Edition was published in 1939 to commemorate the 50th birthday of Adolf Hitler. It is also known as the 5-Millionth Edition since it commemorates the 5-Million copies of Mein Kampf in print. It was issued with a blue paper board slipcase, which is missing here. An identical birthday edition was printed in 1939 in red cloth, in slipcase, with similar gilt decorative illustrations.