A superb set, issued by German cigarette manufacturer, Reemtsma, in Hamburg, covering both the summer games in Berlin and the winter games in Garmisch. The Nazi government saw the Games as a golden opportunity to promote their Nazi ideology. Film-maker Leni Riefenstahl, a favorite of Hitler, was commissioned by the International Olympic Committee to film the Games, which also saw the introduction of the Olympic torch bringing the Olympic flame by relay from Olympia.
Both volumes 4to. Volume 1: 128pp + large folding map in the rear of the Olympic venue sites in Berlin. Also 175 medium and large size images, glossy photos of the 1936 Winter games at Garmisch. Original blue brushed cloth, sl dusty, corners bumped, with Olympic Bell to front, gilt partially rubbed off, black lettering to front and spine. Volume 2: 168pp. 198 medium and large size, b/w cards, glossy photos of the Summer games in Berlin. Original blue brushed cloth, sl dusty, corners bumped, with Olympic Bell to front, gilt bright, black lettering to front and spine. Neat ownership signatures in both vols. A very attractive and complete set rarely found in such pleasing condition.
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