"How to Ski (and How Not To)"
by Vivian Caulfeild
James Nisbet & Co Ltd, London, 1911
Hardcover, original pictorial cloth boards
244 pages + ads & illustrations
Condition Good+. Edges of pages grubby. Minor splitting of the fore hinge. A sound copy of the 1st edition of this uncommon early skiing book with a very stylish cover.
"This book is intended as a guide to the ski-runner, whether a beginner or moderately experienced, who wishes to learn how to cross the snow as safely as possible, with as little effort as possible, and as fast as possible"..."
The author of this work, Edwin Vivian Stuart Caulfeild (1874–1958), was a pioneer English ski instructor and one of the greatest authorities on early skiing technique. The Caulfeild glacier in the Antarctic was named in his honour.
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