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Lot 101. Franz Von Papen. (1879-1969). German nobleman, General Staff officer and politician. He served as Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and as Vice-Chancellor under Adolf Hitler in 1933 and 1934. He belonged to the group of close advisers to president Paul von Hindenburg in the late Weimar Republic. It was largely Papen, believing that Hitler could be controlled once he was in the government, who persuaded Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as Chancellor in a cabinet not under Nazi Party domination. However, Papen and his allies were quickly marginalized by Hitler and he left the government after the Night of the Long Knives, during which some of his confidantes were killed by the Nazis. It’s a miracle he wasn’t himself assassinated.

Signed book: Memoirs. By Franz Von Papen. Translated into England from the German by Brian Connell. 6.5x9.5, , hard cover, jacket with 25 shillings price intact. Illustrated. London: Andrew Deutsch, (1952). 630 pages, indexed. First British edition. Signed in black ink on title page.

Minor wear to jacket, foxing throughout including title page. I could find no other copy of this book in English signed by Von Paper. I only found one copy signed by the translator for $130.

MB. $85. Est. $225

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