19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 500
Méthode française de ski. Technique Emile Allais -- The French Ski Method. Emile Allais's Technique. Photographs by Pierre Boucher. Paris: Flèche, 1947.
Large octavo (302 x 232mm). 9 colour photographs, black and white photomontages throughout. (First and last blank leaves browned). Loose, as issued, in the original card portfolio with flaps, original dust-jacket (chips to the dust-jacket edges).
FIRST EDITION, THE DELUXE ISSUE of this masterpiece of postwar design. Printed on lafuma paper, issued unbound in a portfolio, and in a dust-jacket imitating ski-wood which varies from the ordinary edition. Number 269 of 1000 copies. Auer 323; Parr, '11 Books About Which Very Little Is Known', in Witness, no. 1, New York: 2006, p.8.
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