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THE COMPLETE SKI-RUNNER Arnold Lunn 1931 1st US ed Hardcover No DJ Fine
By Lunn, Arnold
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New York, 1931 1st US edition. 213 pp, 21 b/w plates. Bright blue cloth hardcover with no dust jacket. Fine.

One of the first modern ski instruction books, with chapters on the Telemark Turn and the Christiana Swings (Turns), the basis for the snowplow turn. In 1930 there were few ski lifts, so skiing and mountaineering were more closely related than now, as you usually had to climb up your hill, and skiing down was in deep snow.
 
Lunn was the father of skiing in the UK, and his many books did much to promote skiing before WWII. He also wrote many mountaineering books. This is one of his most important books. 

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