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Title: ZEPPELIN-WELTFAHRTEN; Vom ersten Luftschiff 1899 bis zu den Fahrten des LZ127 Graf Zeppelin' 1932. [eRSTE aUFLAGEGreiling Zigaretten Fabrik, [....],
Description: 1934, Greiling Zigaretten Fabrik, [..], 1934. 2 vols. Large oblong 8°. [each 340x230mm.]. Original limp boards covers. Both frontcovers with a large illustration of a Zeppelin, added a picture of a merchant at sea to cover of folume 2, both cover titles in bold red type. [6, 4pp], of prefaces, dedication and descriptive and illustrated text with technical information about the construction of airships, incl. balloons. 61 unnumbered grey limp leaves bearing together 264 coloured bromide coloured cigarette plates, each 60x40mm., featuring Zeppelins with extensive technical and propaganda texts, 2 captioned full-page monochrome portraits of Graf Zeppelin and Hermann Göring, a 140x110mm. gold foil printed in relief rectangular commemmorative piece in remembrance of airship commanders and crew perished in crashes up till 1913, which includes airship registration data, pasted on a blank leave in volume 2, full page schedule of the first flight of the Graf Zeppelin to the Orient, 1 coloured plate featuring a Zeppelin above the Sea, captioned coloured plate featuring german aircraft id. markings, e.g. the german flag and the swastika, full-page monochrome scheme of german navy airship id's with extensive descriptive text, coloured track map with legenda of the World flight of the Graf Zeppelin, some other full-page air-routes and charts. German language illustrated two-volume set with rather extensive information of the Zeppelin, designed by Graf Zeppelin, the world tour of the Graf Zeppelin, which includes reports about smaller tours to the U.S.A. and the Sowjet Union. It also includes detailed information about the construction of the Zeppelin, ifs advantages and strategic values. An interesting piece of slick Nazi propaganda. Very good set. (top margin of first volumestained,covers a bit dull, contents crisp, clean and fresh).

Keywords: zeppelin aircraft history germany thirdreich propaganda airship facsism nazism worldtour airships europe germany development industry technology travel

Price: EUR 300.00 = appr. US$ 326.05 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 56100