Perhaps the most hated man in the world (closely followed by a certain ex-U.S. prez), Adolf Hitler still manages to grab headlines years after his demise. Apparently, a signed copy of he dictator’s infamous manifesto “Mein Kampf” was discovered and sold for a huge $35K. The controversial book has been banned in Germany ever since the end of the second World War but it is still published and sold in most countries of the world.
The particular copy that we are referring to was autographed by Hitler and was given to a fellow inmate at the Bavarian jail where this literary piece was realized by the manĀ during his four-year prison sentence in the mid-1920s. Just so you know, the pre-publication second edition was sold at the auction held by Mullock’s Auctioneers. To this, a rare books expert said that the bidding price was a bit high for a second edition.
The expert even said that the real value of the book lies in the signature. It would have been far more interesting if the book was annotated throughout. Otherwise, one can read paperback editions anywhere in the world.