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BOOKS #46969C Group of Four Party Related Handbooks

This group of books are all in nice condition.

They consist of a SA organization book which most collectors will find very useful as it depicts insignia uniforms and other Party items, a Postal savings and expense book with stamps, an unissued Soldbuch, and a SS organization book for 1944. This last book has the Ss runes on the cover and is set up in a diary style format with important Party dates highlighted.

An interesting set of handbooks here.

Excellent. $250.00

BOOKS #37735C Reproduction W. K. & C. Catalog

This reproduction catalog is the same size as the original turn of the last century example, being about 14½ inches by 11 inches. It is about 100 pages and in color.

It contains copies of all of the beautiful line drawings as well as the gate-fold pictures of the elaborate swords produced by this firm. This copy, though, does not have the applied blue and gold blade treatments seen in the original.

This is an excellent reference for those who collect Imperial swords, one that will provide many hours of enjoyment.

Near Mint. $90.00

BOOKS #44880C Himmler Autographed Book on Freemason Banning

This book is entitled "Die Freimaurerci" and it was basically produced by the SS and it explains why the Freemasons were banned in Germany.

The SS did not want the Freemason around mostly because of all of the secret rites that they performed within the organization and also Himmler felt it was a Jewish run group.

The book is softcover and has 64 pages. The book is autographed by Himmler on the first page using his favorite green pencil which he used quite a bit. Beneath his signature he has dated it 15 XI 38.

The book comes with a pretty good translation done by assumedly an American giving the reasons why the Nazis eliminated the Freemasons. In addition to this there is a hand written letter dated 27 May 1945 from the soldier that brought the booklet home. He explains how he picked the booklet up in Himmler's home and that the signature is definitely that of Himmler.

Coming with this grouping is Picture of Himmler in a small frame.

A very rare item here and for those of you out there that have been wanting a copy of Himmler's signature this is not only a good opportunity to acquire that but also so acquire a veteran documented rare SS book.

Excellent. $1,595.00

BOOKS #44022 Auf Dem Weg Zur Feldherrnhalle - General Ludendorff

A rather uncommon period book here, the title translating to "The Road to the Feldherrnhalle" in English. Written by General Ludendorff and publish in 1937, it details the exciting events leading up to 9th of November 1923, specifically detailing Ludendorff's personal involvement. When the police opened fire at the Feldherrnhalle only Ludendorff and his aid continued marching unscathed through the police fire; the rest of the leaders in the forward ranks wilted under the hail of bullets. It is 156 pages long, in German.

This copy retains the original dust jacket, complete with a rather grim looking photograph of the author, in full general's regalia, and with a posture so rigid he looks almost as if high voltage current is being pumped through his body. The dust cover shows wear but remains intact.

It is interesting to note that the reverse cover has a fantastic photograph of the pair of lions that guard the entrance to the Feldhernhalle, in full color.

Excellent. $50.00

BOOKS #43579 Eickhorn Kundendienst

BOOKS #43117 SS Dedicated "Deutsche Schaffen in aller Welt"

This 400 page hardback is filled with pictures and text showing Germany's influence throughout the world as well as in their colonies. It is a most interesting book to thumb through seeing swastika flags in areas of Africa and the like.

But what is particularly interesting to the collector is the fact the the forward page in the book has a hand done calligraphy dedication which is signed by an SS officer. The calligraphy is done in black writing with the person's first initial for his first name and last name done in read. It is dedicated Dem Pg. / Dr. Walter Moser / in dankbarer annerkenung / siener miltarbeit beider / Betreuung Der Umfiedler and then the dedication is signed in ink "FR. Gissible" and beneath this in calligraphy is SS-Oberstürmbanführerleiter der Sweigstalle / Liztmannstadt / des Reichspropagandaamtes Warthland and the document is signed from the city of Liztmannstadt, dein 1.7.42.

The calligraphy is totally masterful and this book plate is most impressive. Obviously Gissible was in charge of the one of the Propagandaamtes based in Warthland. Looking on his SS record he was indeed an Oberstürmbahnführer holding with the SS number of 309 051. His birthdate was 9.3.03. He is listed as being with the staff of Abschnitt XXXXIII. He is listed as being a holder of the Golden Party Badge was well as the SS Honor and also the SS Honor Sword. I have enclosed a copy from the Deintsalterliste citing his record.

An interesting book here and a nice addition to those who are interested in SS related literature and signatures.

Excellent. $495.00

BOOKS #43112 Headgear of Hitler’s Germany, Volume 3 – Wilhelm P. B. R. Saris & Jill Halcomb Smith, with Otto Spronk

Weighing in at 593 pages (and at least two pounds) this text, coauthored by some of the biggest names in militaria writing, is one of the definitive works on the subject of Third Reich headgear. You will be surprised by exactly how much you don’t know after reading this book!

This edition delves deeply into Political Leaders, NS-Frauenschaft, DAF, and SA examples. The amount of material on these organizations alone is staggering.

This 1st edition hardcover copy remains in pristine, new-like condition throughout.

Mint. $65.00

BOOKS #41242C Die Trommel / SA Geditche (The Drum / SA Poems) - Heinrich Anacker

This small volume is, as unlikely as it may seem, a collection of SA poems. To me poetry is the last thing that springs to mind when I consider the roustabouts and jack-booted thugs of the SA, but it just goes to show you that truth is always much stranger than fiction.

This is one of the later editions, published in 1940. The condition is generally good, with the flaws being limited to some soiling on the back cover and typical page yellowing. In the main, however, the book remains quite sound. It spans 127 pages, with about a poem per page. The tortuous Faktur font makes easy reading an impossibility for most, but I'm sure a determined individual could decipher it. From what I can make out the subject matter is, in the main, the sort of militant nationalism, marching songs, and maudlin sentimentality that seems to have been wildly popular with the Nazis. It includes such uplifting titles as "Brown is Our Combat Garment", "The Torch Goes Hand to Hand", "England's Hour is Struck", and "The Dead Comrades".

Heinrich Anacker was one of the most active and successful propaganda writers of National Socialism, and one of the first to write poetry about the Nazi movement. The former member of Wandervogel was personally acquainted with leading National Socialists such as the infamous Julius Streicher, who did much to promote his writings. He managed to escape prosecution at the end of the war, living until 1971.

A scarce title here, and perfect as an addition to any SA collection.

Excellent. $175.00

BOOKS #33629 Deutsche Heldenflieger (German Pilot Hero)

This period book, Deutsche Heldenflieger, has a semi-hard cover, featuring a fine color photograph of the famous Imperial pilot Adolf Victor von Koerber.

The book consists of 34 pages which picture many of the famous (and infamous) Imperial flyers, as well as many Blue Max winners.

This booklet was apparently produced as a series as there are others listed on the inner cover having various topics. This book is in absolutely brand new condition and is a nice addition to an Imperial flying collectors library.

Mint. $125.00

BOOKS #34009C Book of Prints “Maler und Zeichner”

This folder containing fifteen prints is an off-white textured paper with an embossed open winged eagle with swastika. The folder containing the prints shows mild usage.

The prints inside are in perfect condition some being in color and other being in the form of pencil drawings. There are some very beautifully done scenes of war destruction as well as soldiers in action. Any one of these prints could be framed and make a nice highlight to a collection. Each print is mounted on a paper backing. An excellent set of works probably done early in the war.

Excellent Plus. $215.00

BOOKS #36295 Weapons of Warriors - Vic Diehl & Hermann Hampe

At nearly 400 pages, Weapons of Warriors is a definitive photographic study of the most renowned, prestigious, and historic Arabic and Turkish swords from the 12th through the 19th century. Each and every sword featured in this book has been professionally photographed, in the highest resolution and truest color. Each weapon has been lovingly displayed at multiple angles, many at actual size, with two-page spreads to provide the reader with the most detailed appreciation of the craftsmanship and artistry involved in the creation of these famous Shamshirs, Kilics, Nimchas, Yatagans, and Saifs. I cannot overstate the beauty of these images; this book is a feast for the eyes.

The world-reknowned Askeri Military Museum of Istanbul, Turkey, has set a new standard in cultural exchange by opening its entire collection to the authors. The museum staff provided every assistance to be certain that their most magnificent and important weapons were photographed for this study; the museum Director of Edged Weapons even took the time to pen an essay (included herein) on the Turkish Yatagan! Working with the authors was an international team of writers from Germany, India, and Egypt who provided additional information on the science and craftsmanship involved in the creation these historically significant blades, the mechanics of traditional "Koftgari" decoration, as well as the translation of ancient passages and Quranic verses that adorn the examples featured in this study. It is truly a comprehensive work.

This beautiful, large format book (measuring 13" by 9") is produced for everyone who loves the lore and lure of edged weapons, whether they are beginning students, historians, collectors, or connoisseurs.

New. $95.00

BOOKS #36164 Czechoslovakian Edged weapons 1918-1953 - Jan Zeleny and Jiri Smejhkal

This large format hardback book has 479 pages and is in full color. All text is in both the English and Czech language. The book features amazing period in-wear photos mated with outstanding edged weapons photography featuring many pictures of each dagger, hanger and even daggers in a take-down state. Includes sections on Czech daggers from the post WWI period, and then all of the Army and Air Force edged weapons worn by Czech and Slovak Forces, Customs Service, State Forest Service, Army Forest, Kuratorium, Government Army, Hlinka Guard, Slovak Diplomatic and many presentation daggers.

Many of these Czech daggers enjoy high collectivity interest and are often quite valuable. A great book to add to your library. An extremely worthwhile reference and a top-notch, quality book. Highly recommended!

$85.00 + Shipping

BOOKS #35349 Third Reich Tableware - James Yannes

This book covers the tableware and silverware used throughout the NSDAP organizations, Party Hotels, Railway system, German Wehrmacht organizations and personal monograms. The book contains a total of 636 pages with most interesting commentary and little known facts by the author and collector, James Yannes.

There are literally hundred of patterns pictured, with fine close-up photos of monograms and organization markings. For the first time, these patterns of flatware and table items frequently encountered can be accurately identified and appreciated for their true significance. I collect flatware myself and am very pleased to finally see a well-researched volume of this caliber.

This book is sure to have a positive affect on this growing marketplace. An excellent book to expand your knowledge and appreciation of this previously little-known collecting field.

$65.00, plus $15.00 domestic shipping.

BOOKS #33355 German Swords and Daggers - Xu Xin

This nearly 300 page full color reference is the first serious effort by the Chinese to promote German edged weapons in China.

The author, Xu Xin, has gone to great lengths to take photographs of many rare and beautiful Imperial as well as Third Reich edged weapons. His purpose with this reference is to introduce Chinese collectors to the workmanship and the elegance of the swords and daggers made for Imperial and Third Reich Germany. Although the captions are all in Chinese, it does not take much understanding to comprehend beautiful photography and color.

The book is reasonably priced and is a bargain considering the pleasure and value you will receive looking at these beautiful photographs for many years to come. It is also a good opportunity to support our hobby in Asia, as the Chinese are doing quite well and on their way to a sound middle class society. There is no reason why they will not grow to appreciate the hobby as much as we do in the west.

The book measures 10¼” x 10¼” with hard back and color dust cover. An excellent value.

$80.00

BOOKS #32416C Iron Fist / Classic Armored Warfare Case Studies - Bryann Perrett

Since its development in the early 20th century, the armored tank has played an pivotal role in warfare. This title examines the evolution of these vehicles, their effects on the science of war, as well the ways battle has shaped the tank.

Perret selects prime examples of armored action from the two World Wars, the Middle East, Vietnam, and the Gulf War, and vividly re-creates the swirling chaos of the battlefield, all the while telling the story of mechanized armor. Among the compelling case studies: 1991's Operation Desert Sabre in Kuwait. In hardcover with dust jacket.

Excellent Plus. $35.00

BOOKS #25849 Deutsche Uniformen und Seitengewehre (German Uniforms & Bayonets 1841/1945) - Claus Lübbe

This is a great hardback reference for the collector wanting to identify the German uniforms and bayonets of all periods covering Imperial through Third Reich Period.

There are over 650 fantastic, clearly defined photographs showing uniforms and bayonets, guns, swords, and medals in-wear. Many of the clear photos show blow-ups of the edged weapons themselves. There are 161 Pages. All captions are labeled both in German and in English. I have learned a lot about German uniforms, regiments, spiked helmets, and bayonet varieties just looking at these photos, and you will too.

$50.00

BOOKS #16785 Flags & Standards of the Third Reich - Brian Leigh Davis

This book is indispensable for the accurate identification of any of the command, swallowtail, and other assorted flags used by the Wehrmacht.

Many of the photos show period in-use examples, not to mention a host of choice Mercedes cars packed full of Field Marshalls! It is 160 pages of photos and text, laid down by one of the leading militaria experts in the world, Brian Leigh Davis. This book was first published in 1975, and is just as an exciting read today as it was over 30 years ago!

This copy is complete with the original dust jacket.

Excellent Plus. $175.00

BOOKS #25823 Guide to Military Dress Daggers, Volume 1 - Kurt Glemser

This softback format is 160 pages of excellent photos and text. For the first time, the foreign daggers of both WW1 and WW2 are finally identified. Although the Milestone chapter in Tom Johnson's great series is excellent, it is tremendous to have a first rate reference devoted to this area.

In addition to the foreign pieces, Kurt also covers German Damascus makers and their tang marks, German Imperial Naval pieces, fantasy pieces and even the current reproductions coming out of Texas. An extremely worthwhile addition to your reference library. The price is a "song" compared to the value you will receive from this book. Highly recommended.

$27.50

BOOKS #25843 Guide to Military Dress Daggers, Volume 2 - Kurt Glemser

This second volume continues the picturing and identification of many of the Axis and some Imperial German and Austrian rare variations. It includes lots of great photographs and text, all in a hardback format with beautiful dust cover.

Many of the daggers covered are not seen in any other references. There is even a chapter devoted to the beautiful Damast blades made during the Imperial heydays of Germany. 160 Pages. Volume 1 of this book sold well, so should this one. Don't miss out as productions runs are limited. Highly recommended reference.

$30.00

BOOKS #25820 Guide to Military Dress Daggers, Volume 3 - Kurt Glemser

Kurt Glemser continues his outstanding efforts with Axis and Foreign daggers with the recent introduction of Volume 3 of his series. This hardbound, 260 page book, in 6" x 9 1/2" format, comes with beautiful color dust cover.

For the first time in his series, Glemser addresses the beautiful Italian Naval Cadet dirks, Romanian edged weapons are detailed from their inception, new information is disclosed on the Austrian Pilots dagger, the Croatian daggers of former Yugoslavia are discussed in detail, the true beauty of the awesome Czech and Slovakians Pilots daggers of the former Czechoslovakia are revealed.

If this were not enough, there is an extensive chapter on the extremely well-made Swiss Army daggers, a chapter on Polish daggers, and finally the art of Damascus is discussed with Egon Dinger, the son of the famous Damascus smith family active during Imperial and Third Reich Germany.

A tremendous effort here, and a must for every serious edged weapons collection library.

$40.00

BOOKS #26113 Edged Weapon Accoutrements of Germany, 1800/1945

A fantastic 154 page hard bound book that helps identify German portepees, bayonets, troddels, and other accoutrements from 1800 through the end of World War II. This reference contains wonderful rare period photographs of soldiers and officers in full dress regalia accompanied with their corresponding accoutrements. There is a vast index of troddels to help answer which sword or dagger they may of belong to and to which region of origin they were made. There is also various color groupings of knots.

For collectors of the Third Reich there is gigantic photographic evidence of how accoutrements appeared and how they were worn on their respective dagger or sword. Information on Prussia, Bavaria, Hesse, Mecklenburg, Saxony, Wurttemberg, the Empire, Portepees, Hangers, and Knots. Glossary of terms is included. Published in 2002 by Reddick Enterprises.Contributing authors include Heinrich Kreutz, Rolf Hofmann, Thomas M. Johnson, and J. Rex Reddick. A must have reference guide for the serious collector.

$50.00

BOOKS #26135 Uniforms of the Third Reich, a Study in Photographs

A Schiffer Military History, hardbound, pictorial book. 258 pages of wonderful photographs of some of the finest uniforms of the Reich.

The book contains uniforms from the Army, Luftwaffe, Kreigsmarine, Waffen-SS, Allgemeine-SS, Hitler Youth, and Political Leaders. Fine detail of accommodating accoutrements as well. Great book, hard to put down. Authored by Arthur Hayes and Jon Maguire, and published in 1997.

$70.00