Die Nationalsozialistischen Musterbetriebe 1937/38 (Volumes I & II)

Price: 5,750.00 USD

Bayreuth: Gauverlag Bayerische Ostmark. Raumbild-Verlag K.G, 1938. Vol. I (Erster Band): 117, [1]pp. & 155 stereographs and 1 stereoscope. Includes leaf with instructions on how to use stereoscope. Vol. II (Zweiter Band): 192pp. & 155 stereographs. Gold and red decorated tan cloth with lettering on cover and spine in original dust wrappers. Beveled edges. Decorated endpapers. Two volumes with a total of 310 stereographs & 1 stereoscope resting in lowered pockets inside front and rear boards. In 1939 the Nazi regime introduced the "Model Company Act." About 100 small and large commercial and industrial businesses were chosen to act as role models for society to advance the cause of the N.S.D.A.P (National Socialist German Workers Party). This captivating album shows most of these businesses in 32 Gaue (districts) with an emphasis on recreational facilities to demonstrate the efficiency and productivity in these environments. All photos by Prof. Heinrich Hoffmann. Introduction by Dr. Robert Ley, who had formed the German Labour Front (DAF) in 1933 and was known for his work with the Strength Through Joy program. Text in German. With stamp of "Bibliothek Museum für Völkerkunde in Wien," on front and verso of title-page. Creasing and few closed tears on dust wrappers. 4 1/2" closed tear along fold of outer flap on dust jacket in Vol. I. Dj's in overall good-, binding and interior in near fine to fine condition. Complete with all stereoscopes and viewer. Scarce in dust wrappers. Original publisher's ordering slip and facsimile letter from the "Reichsstelle zur Förderung des deutschen Schrifttums," laid-in. The letter praises the publisher on the importance of the book and was included in every copy. Also laid-in is an advertisement fold-out of Heidoscope - Rolleidoscope by Francke & Heidecke, Braunschweig. First edition (1. bis 10. Tausend).

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