Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf. Leni RIEFENSTAHL.

Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf

Berlin: Deutschen Verlag, [1937]. Second Edition. Hardcover. Collection of nearly 300 photogravures accompanied by captions in German, French, English, Spanish, and Italian. The work begins with the pillars of the Parthenon and progresses through every event at the 1936 Olympic Games, concluding with several photographs of Riefenstahl and her staff at work on the production of the documentary film Olympia, which premiered on Hitler's 49th birthday, in 1938. The present compilation includes two close-up photographs of "the Führer," as well as athletes, both German and otherwise, including African-American favorite Jesse Owens. With a one-page foreword by Riefenstahl in German. Folio (31.5cm.); original cloth in white photo-illustrated dust jacket printed in red and black; 280pp.; chiefly photographic illus. Light wear and soiling to jacket, tiny loss to top of front flap crease, additional small loss to spine crown, tiny unobtrusive pieces of tape repair to verso extremities; still, Very Good overall. Three contemporary (1943) German library tickets accomplished in manuscript laid in.

Price: $500.00