The 'rarest edition' of Hitler's infamous work Mein Kampf comes to auction

A first edition of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf is coming to Mullock's auction house in Ludlow on Tuesday April 19 with a £3,000 estimate.

Hitler wrote the autobiography-come-political essay while in Landsberg prison for treason in 1925. 500 books were published in the first edition, with just 20 limited edition copies, of which this is one.

"This is probably the rarest 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, of Mullock's, told the Scotsman.

The auction includes three other rare copies of the book, including a wedding edition produced for a marriage in July 1939, two months before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Germany's ban on the publishing of Mein Kampf ends in 2015

Investors looking for political items without the uncertainty of bidding at auction may be interested in obtaining this signed photograph of Hitler, taken in 1930.


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