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Title: Firenze Maggio 1938. Anno XVI E.F. ( Photograph album with printed dedication to Adolf Hitler ).
Description: 19. Firenze, Alinari photographers, 1938 , photography album, in-folio, 36,5 x 26,5 cm, (4)nn pp ( printed title and printed dedication ) + 45 original photographs (364 x 262 mm ) each with a semi transparent serpent with a printed caption. Bound in full brown leather, with a large gilt lily , symbol of the city of Florence, as supra libro on the front cover. Kept in a matching all leather box which is lined with brown watery silk. The box shows some wear, but the whole is a very good state of preservation. The original photographs are printed on thick paper. Beautifully produced album by the famous Florence photographers Alinari. This album was clearly destined to be given to Adolf Hitler when he visited Florence on May 9th 1938. The second page is an ex-dono dedication to Hitler - his name printed in red and in large type- '' A Adolf Hitler ricostruttore della Germania amico e ospite nostro Firenze offre queste immagini di bellezza e di gloria da secoli care anche al cuore e all'intelligenza del popolo tedesco''. We presume, that for a reason unknown to us, this album was never presented to Hitler. From news footage of that day we could see that Hitler was given another book when he visited the tournament at Boboli Gardens. The album has a printed ex-libris on the first paste down '' A crowned eagle, facing left, in a guirlande circle in the upper part of a framed mirror. Unfortunately we can neither read nor identify the name which is written in the mirror. .

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Price: EUR 2500.00 = appr. US$ 2717.12 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 46293