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Fine content pre-war L.S. "Rommel" in pencil, 1p. large 8vo., Dresden, Apr. 8, 1933 to his publishers Mittler & Sohn, Berlin. Rommel, at that time a major in the Infantry School, complains of the deadline for the completion of his book and asks for an extension until the middle of August: "...For the publication I still need the permission of the Reich's War Ministry (R.W.M.) which will be granted only after submission of the proofs...". Light toning, else very good. With a copy of Rommel's finished work, Gefechts - Aufgaben fur Zug und Kompanie, Mittler & Sohn, Berlin, 1934, paper boards, a 76pp. treatise on infantry tactics intended as a handbook for officers, in fine condition. A fine content letter, with the rare book to which it refers. With original receipts, ex: Walter R. Benjamin .
Estimate $ 1,000-1,500

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