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FIRST EDITION. ‘The 1936 Berlin Olympics provided the Third Reich with an opportunity for the full deployment of its propaganda’ (Hinrichsen p. 65). The Preface states that this work is compiled for the ‘use of the traveller by Railway, Motor Car and Aeroplane’. This is the only English edition of this title and describes Germany at the time it was under the Nazi regime.

Olympic. Amongst the numerous signs of Nazi life in the text and on the plans is one interesting note under the history section. It records that 19 May 1935 was the ‘opening of the first ‘Reichs-Autobahn’ (special motor road), near Frankfurt am Main’. This one edition contains the ‘Reichssportfeld’ plan of the Olympic site and detailed in the text at page 17. One of the most infamous Olympic Games in its history. Alongside it is a road map, both in excellent condition and found in the rear pocket

Karl Ludwig Johannes Baedeker (1801-59) was a German publisher whose publications became the authoritative guidebooks for tourists. Initially the guides were published with tan covers but from 1856 the trademark red binding was introduced. The guides included everything the traveller could want to know: accommodation, restaurants, tipping, sights, routes, transport, walks etc. The first guide in English appeared in 1861, following his death. The family continued the business under his sons, Ernst, Karl, Fritz and Hans. Hinrichsen E66.


Germany. A Handbook for Railway Travellers and Motorists

Leipzig, 1936
Octavo (160 x 105 mm.), full publisher’s red cloth, blind ruled boards, gilt titles to upper board and spine, with cloth page marker, marbled edges, light wear, with booksellers label of Edward Stanford Ltd. Pp. lxiv, 528, with 108 coloured maps and plans, many folding, including two folding maps in the binder’s pocket, a folding plan of the ‘Reichssportfeld’ or Olympic site and a large folding map of the ‘Deutsches Reich Strassenkarte’, a railway map as stated lines the endpaper, internally a good clean example.
Stock number: 10839


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