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    The Massive Transcript and Trial Documents
    of the Nuremburg War Trials, Complete in Forty-Two Volumes, and in the Publisher's Original Slipcases, Paper Coverings,
    and Dust Jackets

    [World War II]. [Nuremberg Trials]. Trial of the Major War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal. Nuremberg 14 November 1945 - 1 October 1946. Nuremberg: International Military Tribunal, 1947-1949. First edition, English language issue, of this detailed transcript. Forty-two octavo volumes, complete. In original publisher's full blue cloth, front boards stamped in gilt and black, spines lettered in gilt, printed dust jackets, and plain cardboard slipcases with printed paper labels. Each book is wrapped in what appears to be the original plain kraft paper covering, which protects its dust jacket. Some rubbing and toning to books and jackets, some wear and tears to plain cover protectors, some slipcases worn and damaged. Still, a fine set, with all of the publisher's paper coverings and cardboard slipcases.
    "Recognizing the importance of establishing for history an authentic text of the Trial of major German war criminals, the International Military Tribunal directed the publication of the Record of the Trial. The proceedings are published in English, French, Russian, and German, the four languages used throughout the hearings. The documents admitted in evidence are printed only in their original language. The first volume contains basic, official, pre-trial documents together with the Tribunal's judgment and sentence of the defendants. In subsequent volumes the Trial proceedings are published in full from the preliminary session of 14 November 1945 to the closing session of 1 October 1946. They are followed by an index volume. Documents admitted in evidence conclude the publication. The proceedings of the International Military Tribunal were recorded in full by stenographic notes, and an electric sound recording of all oral proceedings was maintained. Reviewing sections have verified in the four language citations, statistics, and other data, and have eliminated grammatical errors and verbal irrelevancies. Finally, corrected texts have been certified for publication by Colonel Ray for the United States, Mr. Mercer for the United Kingdom, Mr. Fuster for France, and Major Poltorak for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics." (From the Preface).


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