Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Asiatische Reiterspiele: Ein Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte der Völker. Carl Diem.
Asiatische Reiterspiele: Ein Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte der Völker
Asiatische Reiterspiele: Ein Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte der Völker

Asiatische Reiterspiele: Ein Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte der Völker

Berlin: Deutscher Archiv-Verlag (Aus dem internationalen Olympischen Institut), 1941. 1. bis 5. Tausend (First edition). Hardcover. Sm. 4to. 292pp. Decorative gold-stamped blue cloth with gold lettering on spine in original illustrated dust jacket. Fascinating publication looking at the history of Asian horse-riding games. Delightfully illustrated with over 120 photographic color and b/w reproductions of art work and photographs. Includes 9 reproductions of art prints in rich vibrant colors, as published. Dr. Carl Diem (1882-1962) was a German sports administrator, and as Secretary General of the Organizing Committee of the Berlin Olympic Games, the chief organizer of the 1936 Olympic Summer Games. He revived the ancient Olympic tradition of the torch relay for the 1936 games and was a remarkable scholar who became the author of several monographs on sport history. Head and tail of spine slightly bumped and sunned, minor rubbing to bottom corners. Chipping, creasing and tearing on dj. With printed dedication (as issued) to the famous Sven Hedin. Text in German. Tight copy with dj in fair, book in very good condition. g. Item #22803

Price: $100.00

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