Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1958. First edition. Softcover. Large octavo (8 1/2 x 6 3/4"). 94, pp. Original illustrated dust-jacket over blind wrappers. Illustrated title page.
Splendidly illustrated throughout with 75 photogravures, this work is a pictorial survey of Russian sport and performance from the 1912 Stockholm Olympics to the 1956 Melbourne Olympiads.
Includes photographs of some of USSR's most preminent athletes, such as Nikolay Ozolin, Vladimir Kuts, Janis Krumins, Leonid Bartenyev, Boris Tokarev, Vladimir Yengibaryan, Mikhail Krivonosov, Leonid Spirin, Nina Otkalenko, Vladimir Bulatov, Valentin Muratov, etc..
Minor and sporadic age-toning, rubbing and creasing along edges of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket in overall good+, wrappers and interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #43497