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THE WONDERS OF SKI-ING: A METHOD OF CORRECT SKI-ING AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO ALPINE RUNNING Hannes Schneider and Arnold Fanck 1933 1st UK ed Rare Dust Jacket Fine
By Schneider, Hannes and Arnold Fanck
Price: $250.00


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London, George Allen and Unwin, 1933, 1st UK edition. 288 pages with 242 b/w photos and 1100 cinema reproductions (film strips). In English. Large format blue cloth hardcover, book itself is Fine. Includes the are Dust Jacket, this is the first time we have offered a copy with the dust jacket, and it is a nice one.

The book is in excellent condition. There is no internal writing, no foxing or or yellowing, the binding is tight and has never had repairs, it is not Ex Lib. What is wonderful is the Dust Jacket. The DJ is bright with five strips of the photos taken from film that illustrate the book, showing Telemark and Christiana (Christy) turns and even ski jumping off a cliff. The DJ has some light soiling, a little edge wear and small tears, is price clipped and  the overall impression is of a clean and complete dust jacket. The book is clearly Fine, and the jacket is Very Good. 

Photos by Arnold Fanck and Sepp Allgeier. Text translated from German by George Gallowhur of the Arlberg Ski Club. Text in English. This is one of the finest early ski books that celebrates the sport as a recreation, as a competitive and Olympic sport, and is clearly instructional as well.

This is a larger hardcover, so extra postage will be requested for Priority Mail or International Mail.





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