First edition of this lavishly illustrated book of American skiing locales, as photographed by Helene Fischer, featuring text by New Directions founder James Laughlin and book design by legendary American designer Alvin Lustig.
NY: Hastings House, 1946. First edition. Quarto, 12-1/2 x 9-5/8 in.  pp. Brown textured-paper boards, black lettering on spine and front panel; in dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photo reproductions. Light wear and bumping to board corners and spine ends. Some splitting to front gutter; no effect on structural stability. Unclipped ("$5.00") jacket with multiple short edge tears, some with small chips and creases. Rubbing and some loss along hinges. Front panel with 5" vertical slit in the middle, tape repaired to interior. A very good copy in a good (+) jacket.