The Burning of the Reichstag
Douglas Reed's rare first hand account of the fire and trial
First edition, first printing hardback bound in the original black cloth with gilt titling to spine. 22 × 14cm, 352pp.
A rare contemporary account of the burning of the Reichstag in February 1933 and the following trial and execution of Marinus van der Lubbe, an event which is seen as pivotal in the rise to power of the Nazi Party. The author, Douglas Reed, was the Special Correspondent of The Times at the trial and had been assistant correspondent in Berlin at the time of the fire. Reed even describes how was able to walk round the Reichstag whilst ablaze only to be thrown out by Goering. The book is illustrated with four pages of photographs.
This copy is in good condition, the black cloth slightly rubbed and bumped and with a 2.5cm tear to the fabric at the head of the front joint. The inner binding is secure. The pages are lightly foxed and tanned but remaining in strong readable condition. A rare book.
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