Berlin: 1933. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 8pp. text, 56pp. photographs. Original photomontage on cover with brown lettering, protected by modern mylar. Flattering introduction by von Schirach, depicting Hitler as a self-made-man, a term von Schirach actually identifies as the perfect description of the person Adolf Hitler. Describing the "mythos" Hitler in a brief outline from his birth in Braunau in 1889 to his ascent to become Reichskanzler and the "Führer."
The booklet is profusely illustrated with sepia-toned reproductions of photographs, including Hitler portraits and documents of the various key events of Hitler's life, beginning with photographs of the first office, 1920, and the first convention of the N.S.D.A.P. in Münhen in 1922. The photographs depict various exercises and parades of early Hitler followers, Hitler's helpers Göring, Lieutenant Brückner, Hitler's time in prison, photographs documenting the development of the National Socialist Movement, the Nuremberg Party Convention in 1929, the Brown House (Braunhaus) in Munich, the Braunschweig Convention in 1931, mass rallies in Chemnitz, Weimar, Potzdam and other cities in 1932, a photo showing horse breeders in Eastern Prussia, winter sports as favorites among SA members, and his ascent to become Chancellor in 1933, including photos of his staff, his inauguration as Reichskanzler, and closing with the first photograph taken of Hitler as a Reichskanzler. Photographs provided by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Text in German. Wraps with light wear along edgesexpertly repaired at gutter. Block somewhat browned. Wraps in overall fair to good condition, interior in good+. fair to g+. Item #47241