Munich: F. Bruckmann, 1906. Item #8048
Original blue publisher's boards, 12mo; 1240 pages; Singerman lists the translation (#67) , quoting Norman Cohn: "[The] Bible of the whole voelkisch-racist movement" Singerman calls this book "Of the utmost importance for its influence on Adolf Hitler [and, by the way, Alfred Rosenberg]" Singerman continues (citing Cohn) : "Here all history was presented as a bitter struggle between spirituality, embodied in the German 'race, ' and materialism, embodied in the Jewish 'race'--the only two pure races for all the others were but 'chaos of peoples. ' In Chamberlain's view the Jewish 'race' had been relentlessly striving, down the ages, to secure absolute dominion over all other nations. If once [sic] this 'race' were decisively defeated, the Germanic 'race' would be free to realize its own divinely appointed destiny--which was to create a new, radiant world, transfused with a noble spirituality and mysteriously combining modern technology and science with the rural, hierarchical culture of earlier times. " The author was also the husband of Richard Wagner's daughter. A very important book. This edition, issued on the eve of the Nazi siesure of power in Germany, is issued as an "ungekürzte Volksausgabe"--an unabridged, complete, popular edition. Slight wear & rubbing to covers, Good Condition both Volumes. (AS-2-5A).