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E.F. Werner-Rades - Reichshauptstadt Berlin

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E.F. Werner-Rades Reichshauptstadt Berlin. Berlin: Haude & Spenersche Verlagsbuchhandlung Max Paschke, 1943. Hardcover with red original linen spine and a red-colored drawing of Berlin's oldest city seal dating back to 1253, combined with the Berlin coat of arms.  307 pp, 25 x 18cm.

Book design by E.F. Werner-Rades. First edition, first printing.

Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs of historic artifacts, buildings, paintings, manuscripts, and prints 

  • One four-page b&w foldout map of 'The Fortress Berlin in the Year 1688'
  • One 40 x 43 cm fold-out map of Berlin around 1750
  • One 25 x 27 cm foldout picture of Franz Krügers 1839 painting 'Die Berümtheiten Berlins der Biedermeierzeit'
  • One 25 x 32 cm foldout picture of Camphausen's 'Einzug der siegreichen Truppen durch das Brandenburger Tor am 16. Juni 1871
  • One 25 x 33 cm fold-out photograph of the 'Flag parade at the Führer's 50th birthday'
  • 4 full-color images on regular paper
  • 2 full-color 

With contributions by Eberhard Faden, director of the Berlin City Archives, Max Arendt, director of the Council Library (Ratsbibliothek) Berlin and Erich Böhl, manager of the Berlin Reichshaupstadt Tourist office. Published under agreement with the Reichshauptstadt. 

  • Dr. Max Arendt, 'Unter dem Brandenburgisch-Preussischen Adler'
  • Dr. Max Arendt, 'Der Weg zum Reich. Berlin im 19. Jahrhundert'
  • Zwischen Niedergang und Aufstieg (a chapter on the NSDAP coming to power)
  • Erich Böhl, 'Leben kann man nur und lieben in Berlin - in Berlin - wenn die Bäume wieder blühn'
  • E.F. Werner-Rades, 'Eine Nachbetrachtung'

Language: German

A fine copy in a near-fine cover (right and upper edges slightly browned). A small dirt spot on pp 204-205.

A great example of national-socialist historical propaganda.