London, South Kensington
21 May 2010
Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf -- Beauty in the Olympic Games. Berlin: Deutschen Verlag, 1937.
Quarto (310 x 235 mm). 273 black and white photographs. Original cloth, spine and front cover blocked in gilt, original pictorial dust-jacket, early, probably original glassine, publisher's slipcase stamped 'Riefenstahl' (slipcase lacking flap and with some wear, glassine chipped). Ink signature on the title, possibly by Riefenstahl in a late hand.
FIRST EDITION. AN EXCELLENT COPY, IN THE ORIGINAL SLIPCASE, AND THE DUST-JACKET PROTECTED BY EARLY, PROBABLY ORIGINAL GLASSINE. 'A lavish photobook' (The Photobook); 'these are such exquisite, such transcendentally beautiful images of athletes, that one almost forgets their context' (101 Books). 101 Books, pp.96-7; The Photobook, vol. I, p.151.
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