Dresden: Bilderstelle Lohse, [1932-1933]. First edition. Softcover. In 420 photographs, these striking cigarette card albums tell the history, construction and operation of German Zeppelins from 1899 to 1933, and document the various Graf Zeppelin journeys around the world:
- Volume I: Oblong quarto. pp (text),  leaves with tipped on to recto side only. Original photo-illustrated wrappers, with red lettering on front cover. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Ferdinand Graf (Count) von Zeppelin. Album complete with its 265 b/w photographs neatly mounted in the text, including a silver-foil reproduction of Weltfflug-Gedenkmünze (world flight commemorative coin) [Bild Nr. 177]. Photos are about 1-1/2 by 2-1/4 inches. Includes color maps, diagrams, and technical line drawings. Slipcase rubbed along edges. Front cover slightly rubbed. Text and captions in German. Slipcase in overall fair to good, wrappers in good+ to very good, interior in very good condition.
- Volume II: Oblong quarto.  leaves (text),  leaves with tipped on to recto side only. Original photo-illustrated wrappers, with red lettering on front cover. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Reichsminister für Luftfahrt (Nazi Aviation Minister) Hermann Göring. Album complete with its 155 b/w photographs neatly mounted in the text. Includes 3 color plates and a superb embossed golden metallic plaque dedicated to Fregattenkapitän Peter Strasser, who in 1916 was a leader of the airship service. Strasser and his crew died on 5 August 1918 while leading the last Zeppelin raid of World War I. The photographs depict the interiors (kitchens, guest lounges, radio and navigation rooms, sleeping and bathing facilities for passengers), porcelain from the "Graf Zeppelin", Zeppelin mail service, maps of flight routes, etc. There are aerial views of Friedrichshafen, Munich, Oberammergau, Madeira, Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, the Bodensee, Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen, Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, England, Monaco, Moscow, Leningrad, Siberia, Japan, Egypt, Israel, Berlin, Tempelhof airport, etc. Photos are about 2-1/4 by 3 inches.
-Volume III: Oblong quarto.  leaves (text),  leaves with tipped on to recto side only, 1 foldout. Original photo-illustrated wrappers, with red lettering on front cover. Book housed in its original publisher's cardboard slipcase. Laid in a four page advertisement of the title "Die Amerkiafahrt des Graf Zeppelin" by Dr. Hugo Eckner, photo-illustrated. Album complete with 151 b/w photographs neatly mounted in the text, with two additional illustrated, respectively photo-illustrated dividers in b/w. Foldout at rear with technical drawings of the Zeppelin aircraft. The album is divided into the following chapters: Bauzeit (Time of Construction), Vollendet (Completed), Luftschiff Marsch! (Airship March), Landung nach der Deutschlandfahrt (Landing after the Germany Tour), Nach Südamerika 1936 (Towards South America 1936), Weltflughafen Rhein-Main (World Airport Rhein-Main), and Baubeginn des "LZ130" (Start of Construction "LZ130")
Text in German. Minor wear along edges of wraps. Light crease at lower right corner of volume I. Very light scuffs on cover of volume II, lightly rubbed. Volume III with light rubbing of front cover. Slipcase with light wear along edges. very good to near fine. Item #46613