Führende Persönlichkeiten des 3.Reiches Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf. Monumentalausgabe in Pergament aus dem Besitz des Prinzen Colonna, Statthalter von Rom.

Der Deckel mit gold geprägtem Hoheitsadler und dem Titel „MEIN KAMPF“ in erhabener Prägung. Der Rücken ebenfalls in reicher Goldprägung. Dreikant-Goldschnitt. Franz Eher Verlag München, 351 Seiten.


Auf dem Vorsatzblatt die eigenhändige Widmung des Reichsministers für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, Dr. Joseph Goebbels: „S.E. Principe Don Piero Colonna in aufrichtiger Verbundenkheit“. Mit Originalunterschrift Dr. Goebbels und Datum: „8. Mai 1938“.


Im Innendeckel großes Ex Libris der Prinzen Colonna. Beigefügt eine handschriftliche Bestätigung des Prinzen Oddone Colonna vom Juni 1991, dass es sich bei dem Exemplar der Monumentalausgabe um ein Geschenk Adolf Hitlers an seinen Großvater, Don Piero Colonna, damaliger Gouverneur der Stadt Rom, handelt.

Das Buch wurde dem Prinzen Colonna anlässlich des Staatsbesuches Adolf Hitlers in Italien

(3. – 9. Mai 1938) überreicht.


Colonna war der einzige unter den Mitgliedern des römischen Adels, der sich eindeutig zum italienischen Faschismus bekannte. Als Gouverneur der Stadt Rom hatte er innenpolitisch einen wichtigen Posten inne.


Die Familie der Prinzen Colonna gehört zu den ältesten und angesehensten römischen Adelsfamilien. Sie führen ihren Stammbaum bis auf den römischen Kaiser Marc Aurel (162 – 180 n. Chr.) zurück. Die vor ihrem Palazzo befindliche antike Markussäule ist daher auch das Emblem ihres Wappens.




Es mag zunächst verwundern, dass Hitler nicht selbst eine Widmung an den Prinzen in die große Prachtausgabe seines Werkes, schrieb.

Adolf Hitler besaß jedoch gewisse persönliche Vorbehalte gegen diese Familie, die in seiner Biographie begründet sind und sich nicht gegen Piero Colonna persönlich richteten.


Die Colonna gehören neben den Fürsten Orsini zu den besonders gemeinen Schurken in Richard Wagners Oper Rienzi.

Das Wagnersche Frühwerk handelt von dem Volkstribun Cola di Rienzi, der im mittelalterlichen Rom die Rechte des römischen Volkes gegen die degenerierte Adelsherrschaft durchsetzen will. Sein Versuch Rom zu antiker Größe zurückzuführen scheitert an der Niedertracht des römischen Adels.

Diese Oper übte auf den jungen Hitler in seinen Wiener Jahren eine geradezu magische Faszination aus. Vom Stehparkett der Wiener Staatsoper sah er die Oper wahrscheinlich einige dutzend Mal in der legendären Inszenierung Alfred Rollers mit Mahler als Dirigent. Die entrückenden in stimmungsvolles Licht getauchten Bühnenbilder Rollers und die Mahlerschen Tongewitter trugen in nicht zu unterschätzendem Ausmaß zu Adolf Hitlers persönlicher Entwicklung bei. Der Inhalt der Oper ist geradezu eine Vorwegnahme seines eigenen Lebensweges, Rienzi also eine Präfiguration des künftigen Führers.


Gemäß einem Schreiben des Reichsleiters Max Amann an Prof. Gerdy Troost vom 6. August 1940 wurden von der monumentalen Prachtausgabe des Buches „Mein Kampf“ nur 100 Exemplare hergestellt, die vom Verlag aus unverkäuflich waren.

Sie wurden nur an besonders bedeutende Persönlichkeiten auf direkten Wunsch Adolf Hitlers bei besonderen Anlässen überreicht.

Das hier angebotene Exemplar besticht durch den interessanten historischen Kontext und die gesicherte Provenienz.

Es ist meines Wissens das einzige bekannte Exemplar mit einer Goebbels-Widmung, das bisher bekannt wurde. Exemplare mit Widmungen Adolf Hitlers sind nicht bekannt.


Bedeutendes historisches Objekt von großem Interesse für die Erforschung des Charakters des Reichskanzlers Adolf Hitler. Zugleich ein prächtiges museales Ausstellungsobjekt von großer Anziehungskraft.

52,5 x 40 cm. Die Buchschließen fehlen.


Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf Monumental Edition in Parchment from the Estate of Prince Colonna, Proconsul of Rome.


The cover features a gold embossed national eagle and the title "Mein KAMPF" in raised embossing. The back is richly gold embossed with triangular gold edging. Marked to the publisher Franz Eher Verlag München and features 351 Pages.

The front page features a personal dedication by  Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Dr. Joseph Goebbels: "S. E. Principe Don Piero Colonna in sincere solidarity". With original signature of Dr. Goebbels and dated 8 May 1938.

The interior cover features the large Ex-Libris of Prince Colonna. Included is a handwritten confirmation letter from Prince Oddone Colonna in June 1991 that this exact example was a gift from Adolf Hitler to his grandfather, Don Piero Colonna, then proconsul of the city of Rome.

The book was presented to Prince Colonna on the occasion of Adolf Hitler's state visit to Italy 3 - 9 May 1938.

Colonna was the only one among the members of the Roman nobility who clearly professed Italian fascism. As governor of the city of Rome, he held an important position in domestic politics.

The family of Prince Colonna belongs to the oldest and most respected Roman noble families. They trace their pedigree back to the Roman Emperor Marc Aurel (162 – 180 AD). The ancient column in there Palazzo is the Emblem from their coat of arms.

It may be surprising at first, that Hitler did not himself write a dedication to the prince in this monumental edition. 

Adolf Hitler, however, had certain personal reservations about this family, which appear in his biography, although they were not directed against Piero Colonna personally.

The Colonna, along with Prince Orsini, are among the most vile villains in Richard Wagner's opera Rienzi.

The Wagnerian early work is about the Tribune Cola di Rienzi, who wants to assert the rights of the Roman people against the degenerating aristocratic rule in medieval Rome. His attempt to return Rome to ancient greatness fails because of the rascality of the Roman nobility.

This opera exerted an almost magical fascination on the young Hitler during his Viennese years. From the standing parquet of the Vienna State Opera he probably saw the opera a few dozen times in the legendary production of Alfred Rollers with Mahler as conductor. The rapturous stage sets of roller, bathed in atmospheric light, and the Mahlerian thunderstorms contributed to Adolf Hitler's personal development and is not to be underestimated. The theme of the opera is almost a reflection of his own path in life, Rienzi as a prefiguration of the future leader.

According to a letter from Reichsleiter Max Amann to Prof. Gerdy Troost dated 6 August 1940, only 100 copies of the monumental magnificent edition of the book "Mein Kampf" were produced, which were not for sale by the publishing house. 

They were only presented to particularly important personalities at the direct request of Adolf Hitler on special occasions.

The specimen offered at auction, impresses with its interesting historical context and its assured provenance.

To my knowledge, it is the only known copy with a Goebbels dedication that exists. Copies with dedications by Adolf Hitler are not known.

Important historical object of great interest for the further research of the character of the Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler. Very attractive museum worthy specimen.  

Measures 52,5 x 40 cm. The book locks are missing.





The cover features a gold embossed national eagle and the title "Mein KAMPF" in raised embossing. The back is richly gold embossed with triangular gold edging. Marked to the publisher Franz Eher Verlag München and features 351 Pages.

The front page features a personal dedication by  Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Dr. Joseph Goebbels: "S. E. Principe Don Piero Colonna in sincere solidarity". With original signature of Dr. Goebbels and dated 8 May 1938.

The interior cover features the large Ex-Libris of Prince Colonna. Included is a handwritten confirmation letter from Prince Oddone Colonna in June 1991 that this exact example was a gift from Adolf Hitler to his grandfather, Don Piero Colonna, then proconsul of the city of Rome.

The book was presented to Prince Colonna on the occasion of Adolf Hitler's state visit to Italy 3 - 9 May 1938.

Colonna was the only one among the members of the Roman nobility who clearly professed Italian fascism. As governor of the city of Rome, he held an important position in domestic politics.

The family of Prince Colonna belongs to the oldest and most respected Roman noble families. They trace their pedigree back to the Roman Emperor Marc Aurel (162 – 180 AD). The ancient column in there Palazzo is the Emblem from their coat of arms.

It may be surprising at first, that Hitler did not himself write a dedication to the prince in this monumental edition. 

Adolf Hitler, however, had certain personal reservations about this family, which appear in his biography, although they were not directed against Piero Colonna personally.

The Colonna, along with Prince Orsini, are among the most vile villains in Richard Wagner's opera Rienzi.

The Wagnerian early work is about the Tribune Cola di Rienzi, who wants to assert the rights of the Roman people against the degenerating aristocratic rule in medieval Rome. His attempt to return Rome to ancient greatness fails because of the rascality of the Roman nobility.

This opera exerted an almost magical fascination on the young Hitler during his Viennese years. From the standing parquet of the Vienna State Opera he probably saw the opera a few dozen times in the legendary production of Alfred Rollers with Mahler as conductor. The rapturous stage sets of roller, bathed in atmospheric light, and the Mahlerian thunderstorms contributed to Adolf Hitler's personal development and is not to be underestimated. The theme of the opera is almost a reflection of his own path in life, Rienzi as a prefiguration of the future leader.

According to a letter from Reichsleiter Max Amann to Prof. Gerdy Troost dated 6 August 1940, only 100 copies of the monumental magnificent edition of the book "Mein Kampf" were produced, which were not for sale by the publishing house. 

They were only presented to particularly important personalities at the direct request of Adolf Hitler on special occasions.

The specimen offered at auction, impresses with its interesting historical context and its assured provenance.

To my knowledge, it is the only known copy with a Goebbels dedication that exists. Copies with dedications by Adolf Hitler are not known.

Important historical object of great interest for the further research of the character of the Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler. Very attractive museum worthy specimen.  

Measures 52,5 x 40 cm. The book locks are missing.
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