Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
WWII – Hitler – souvenir publication of the 1934 Nuremberg Rally – cover a little soiled, some slight interior foxing but generally good condition. This volume bears on the inside cover a pencilled dedication [trans] ‘To my good friend Percy with best wishes Adolf Hitler’. Provenance: According to the vendor, the son of the recipient, this book has remained in the family of the recipient since he received it from Hitler personally in 1934. The story of the recipient is remarkable. He was a British SOE agent who was sent to Germany in the early 1930s in order to infiltrate the German high command. Being a fluent German speaker he was able to befriend leading members of the Nazi hierarchy, and indeed became an acquaintance of Hitler himself. This was given to the recipient by Hitler personally.