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Downhill Skiing by  Otto Lang - Signed First Edition - 1936 - from Chet Ross Rare Books (SKU: NPTX.JC.320.40)

Downhill Skiing

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Downhill Skiing: Signed by Otto Lang with rare dust jacket

by Lang, Otto

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  • hardcover
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  • First
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New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1936, First Edition. sm4to – 20.2cm. [ix], (2), 76pp. (8). 30 black-and-white photographic plates. Publisher's tan cloth with image of downhill skier in red on front cover and spine titles in red, publisher's original unclipped dust jacket with chipping at spine extremities but with no loss of text. Prior ownership name on lower title page, else a very clean copy in Near Fine condition inside and out. This well-preserved and unique copy comes with the original unclipped dust jacket and is signed by Otto Lang on the second front free end leaf. Scarce.

Otto Lang was a skier and pioneer ski instructor from Bosnia who lived and worked in the United States. After teaching skiing at a variety of smaller resorts in Austria, he joined the Hannes Schneider Ski School in St. Anton am Arlberg, one of the most prestigious ski schools of its time. Lang was offered a chance to teach in the U.S., at Pecketts' on Sugar Hill in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He later moved out west and founded ski schools on Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and Mount Hood. "Otto Lang is arguably considered the greatest ski stylist the sport has known". The Seattle Times


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Downhill Skiing
Lang, Otto
Publisher's tan cloth in near fine condition.
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
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Henry Holt and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Otto Lang, downhill skiing
sm4to - 20.2cm

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Chet Ross Rare Books specializes in Travel and Exploration with an emphasis in first person narratives and scientific research related to exploration of the Polar Regions.


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