Rudolf Hess (Heß) in Italy [UNIQUE PHOTO ALBUM]
Price: 3,500.00 USD
NP, 1937. Oblong quarto. Original soft black leather with floral embossed decoration bound with brown leather string. Binding protected by modern mylar. Inside of front and back cover lined in fine brown silk. Unique album with 83 b/w original photographs of Rudol Hess' 1937 visit to Italy. The images show Hess being greeted by Italian officials at the train station in Rome, at the welcoming-, and various other parades, official gatherings, visiting historical sites such as the Coliseum & the monument of Victor Emmanuel II., meeting with officials of the Roman-Catholic Church & Italian volunteers fighting with Franco in Spain, and others. Many of the pictures show Hess with Mussolini. Photographs measure 8cm x 11cm and are mounted on brown card stock. Each page with decorative textured tissue guards. Near fine condition. Important historical photographic account in a stunning binding. vg.