31 May 2007
Kampf in Schnee und Eis. Leipzig: Hesse & Becker, 1933. Quarto (240 x 160mm). 155 black and white photographs. Original linen, spine and front cover titled and illustrated in brown, original photo-illustrated dust-jacket (neat small repairs at corners, soiling, damp-stain on back panel). Provenance: 'Becker' (gift inscription from the photographer dated March 1934 in ink on the front endpaper; deleted pencil inscription probably by the recipient).
FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY RIEFENSTAHL OF HER FIRST BOOK. Riefenstahl's early books are rare inscribed at or near the time of publication.
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