Hard Cover Book in Dust Jacket, Published 1972, Clean Text
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Book Description Jarrolds, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Published by Jarrolds of London in 1972. Hardcover. 1st edition. Book condition: Fair to Good. Ex-library book full of stamps and marks associated with being one. Light blue boards with gilt titles to spine. Edges pf pages not as clean as when first sold. Dust Jacket condition: Fair to good. Price unclipped. Jacket does have a plastic jacket covering it. See Photograph. Dims: 220mm x 140mm x 25mm. 163 pages. A book regarding the British love of this Swiss alpine resort. Bookseller Inventory # 000713
Book Description Jarrolds,, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: good. First edition. Bookseller Inventory # 500037983
Book Description Jarrolds, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: good. First edition. Bookseller Inventory # 500037945
Book Description Jarrolds, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Photographs (illustrator). First Edition. Dust jacket rubbed to edges, small tears, unclipped. Blue cloth, gilt titling on spine. Illustrated end papers. No ownership inscription. Illustrated with numerous b/w photographs. 163 pages clean and tight. St Moritz has always had a special reputation and attraction as an Alpine resort. The history of St Moritz is a microcosm of the history of winter sports, and St Moritz can fairly claim to be the birth-place of this unique Anglo-Swiss idea which began over 100 years ago. The favourite legend in St Moritz is the story of how, in the summer of 1864, a local hotelier wagered four Englishmen that they would find the winter in St Moritz warmer than in London. He won, of course, and so began the colonisation' of St Moritz by the British as a winter resort. The British were faced with a whole new environment in which to indulge their passion for games, and in a very few years had invented or adapted nearly all the games which are now familiar as winter sports. At the turn of the century, skating, toboganing, curling, bandy (from which ice-hockey developed), bobsleighing, ski-ing and ski-kijoring were preferred in that order-ski-ing had only just been introduced from Scandinavia. Nowadays ski-jog is the prime winter sport, but in 1898 it was practised by only a few eccentrics. Ruskin might sneer at his fellow countrymen hurling themselves down the slopes, but it soon became obvious that this was to be the latest-and the strongest-manifestation of the Anglo-Saxons' love of the Alps. George Pottinger has achieved his objective in E jwriting neither a winter sports companion nor an orthodox history nor a travel guide; this book is something much more eclectic and manages to satisfy the reader's interest in any of these fields. His light and humorous style carries the reader through a sweeping portrait of this Engadine village, encompassing the history of Anglo-Swiss relations; the intrepid British Alpine travellers of past centuries; St Moritz and the Engadine valley in summer with the Italian art in local churches, the air, the fishing, the Alpine plants and flowers; the high life and celebrated habitues: and he writes with great authority on the winter sports which have made St Moritz famous. The inspired collection of photographs which illustrate this book come from the library of the St Moritz Kurverein. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 122582