Munich: Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schonstein, c. 1943. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Item #21638 .
4to. 115,(5)pp. Eight full page plates. Cream-colored cloth boards printed in deep red on the spine and the upper board. When opened, the boards reveal 5 receptacles for 100 stereo photographs and a stereo viewer. The photographs measure 2 1/4" x 5", showing images of Prague German occupation during W.W.II. The photographs depict exteriors and interiors of castles, churches & cathedrals, palaces, monasteries, as well as other architectural and street scenery of Prague. Verso of each photograph with printed description in German of the image. A near fine copy with only a trace of aging and soil. In German.
The copy belonging to actor Hermann Rockmann, with his signature on the front free endpaper, heading a list of other signatures and inscriptions. Taped onto the preface is a mimeographed sheet for a concert in Prague on December 9, 1944, listing the performers and the works performed. The signatures and inscriptions on the first two pages are those of the performers: Susi Nicoletti, Jurt Henneburg, Hanni Jacobs, Helga Marold, Egmont Koch, plus one undeciphered.
The half title bears a long inscription in German from Josef Pfitzner, the Primator-Stellverteter of occupied Prague. Pfitzner also wrote the preface.