Auction 102

Lot 412:


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Lot of thirteen (13) booklets which belong to the German series ‘Die Kolonial-Buecherei’ (Colonial Library) with the subtitle, ‘Experiences and Adventures of Brave, Daring Germans in Our Colonies, in Distant Lands and on Distant Seas.’ The series was published in 88 editions from 1940 to 1942 by Steiniger-Verlag, Berlin, written by different authors, and financed by the NSDAP for propaganda purposes. The lot includes booklets number 19 (‘The messenger rider from Omaruru. Fate of German farmers during the Herero uprising in the southwest.’), 23 (‘Against gorillas in Cameroon’), 27 (‘Gun thunder over the Tanganyika’), 30 (‘In the claws of the leopard men. Fight against a mysterious Negro sect in the Congo.’), 31 (‘The diver from Manono), 33 (‘In the jungle ruins of Africa. Experiences of two Germans in Gedi, Kenya. Factual report.), 35 (‘Carl Peters in German East’), 36 (‘The unknown from Timbonke. Among the gold panners in New Guinea.’), 39 (‘Weather lights on Manga-maloba. Dr. Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon for Germany.’), 40 (‘Seven against five hundred. The heroic defense of the Namutoni Stronghold’), 45 (‘Gunboat ‘Eber’ off Samoa. A German seaman experiences the fighting for Apia.’), 50 (‘On an elephant hunt in Sudan’), and 51 (‘Ride to Swakopmund. Among farmers and diamond seekers in the southwest.’). Each booklet has 32 pages. File holes, some tape remnants, else good.