Berlin: Presseamt des Senats in Berlin, 1954. First edition. Softcover. g to vg. Oblong Sextodecimos. 44, 32, 40, 20, 32, 32, 30 (unpaginated), 24 (unpaginated), 28pp. Original cream wraps with embossed city crest and lettering in gray and various secondary colors on respective issues. Nine pamphlets providing an upshot of the first 10 years of the development of Berlin after W. W. II. Pamphlets are profusely illustrated with compelling b/w photographs depicting famous city sites, celebrities, industrial settings, cultural life, diagrams and tables, divided into nine topics: 1. Die Viersektorenstadt 1945-1954 (The Four Sector City), 2. Wirtschaftliche Wiedergeburt (Economic Rebirth), 3. Ringen um Soziale Sicherheit (Struggle for Social Equality), 4. Zufluchtsort der Flüchtlinge (Asylum for Refugees), 5. Stätte Kultureller Freiheit (Site for Cultural Freedom), 6. Weltstadt im Aufbau (Cosmopolitan City in Buildup), 7. Schaufenster der Welt (Display Window of the World), 8. Weltstadt bei Tag und Nacht (Cosmopolitan City at Day and Night), 9. Die Wirtschaft und ihre Leistung (The Economy and its Performance). The photographs are provided by agencies like Associated Press, Pressebild Schirmer, Landesbildstelle and numerous photographers, e.g. Rissleben, Eschen, Guilka, Hermann Hoffmann, Koester, Krajewski, Krau, Töller, Weise, Wimmer, Ebert, Seidensticker, Günther Dittmer, Croner, Cürlis, and many others. Text in German. Wraps with light wear along edges. Wraps of Nos. 1 with medium stain on front. Wraps of Nos. 1, 7, and 9 with minor stains on back cover. Light sunning along edges. Wraps in overall good, interiors in very good condition. (Inventory #: 41065)
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