Published: Monday, Apr 11, 2011, 18:45 IST
Place: London | Agency: ANI
The ‘rarest ever’ edition of Mein Kampf signed by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and featuring vellum bindings and gold lettering on the titles, could fetch up to£30000 in an auction.
The book is one of the 20 limited edition copies that were produced out of the 500 that were originally printed and combines elements of autobiography and Hitler’s political ideology.
The book, dated Christmas Eve 1925 was donated to the Shropshire auctioneers by a collector from Australia and is expected to fetch upto 30000 pounds when it is put up to be auctioned April 19 in the historical documents lot.
The book, dedicated to Hermann Esser, who was one of the founders of the Nazi party and also in prison for his part in the Munich Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, is numbered 19, out of the 20 that have been signed by Hitler.
‘This is probably the rarest ever edition of Mein Kampf ever to be offered at auction. It is one of 20 – you can’t get much rarer than that.,”Richard Westwood Brookes, an expert with the Mullocks auctioneers, was quoted as saying.