1939 Die Neue Reichskanzlei Book by Albert Speer


A rare 1939 large format book titled Die Neue Reichskanzlei (The New Reich Chancellery) to commemorate the building of the New Reichs Chancellery in Berlin for Adolf Hitler by Albert Speer, with plans and photographs of the interior.
The book was published by Franz Eher Nachfolger, of Munich and is without doubt this is the best official record of the era on the New Reichs Chancellery, designed by architect Albert Speer. The story of its construction, the layout and the usage of thebuilding is explained in the text and incredibly high quality plates. Also recorded are the office details for the administration, general office staff and the SS guard contingents. It includes the Honour Courtyard, enormous Mosaic Halls, Marble Galleries and Hitlers Office, all recorded in fine detail. The sculpture works by Arno Breker, Hermann Giesler, Kurt Schmid-Ehmen, Josef Thorak are all recorded. In the back of the book is the original fold-out architectural drawing of the Reichs Chancellery in perfect condition. There are 130 pages. The outer covers are in parchment colour cardboard with the title lettering and national 3rd Reich eagle and swastika stamped in gold. Condition is very good with a little spotting and staining on the covers.
Size: 29 x 37 x 1.75 cm (11 3/8 x 14 ½ x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 1580 g