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Muller, J.P.

My System For Ladies. Rare fitness guide book.

My System For Ladies. Rare fitness guide book.

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Muller, J. [My System For Ladies]. Moia Sistema dlia Zhenshchin. 

Translation from the latest, eleventh revised German edition by R. Kalmens.
Foreword by B. Kal'pus.

Cover design by N. Borov.

Moskva-Leningrad, Fizkul'tura i sport, 1930.

12mo, 80 pp., ill.

In original wrappers with photomontage. 
Near very good condition.  

One of 20 000 copies printed.

The series of books promoting a healthy lifestyle by Danish gymnastics educator Jørgen Peter Müller (1866-1938) was highly popular in pre-revolutionary Russia and remained so even in the USSR until 1937. In 1911, Müller visited Russia and conducted demonstrations of proper exercise techniques in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The cover design was created by Naym Borov (1906-1942), an architect and interior designer who led one of the architecture workshops in Moscow. Borov tragically lost his life during World War II.
The foreword's author, Boris Kal'pus (1895-1938), developed his own system of hand-to-hand combat for the Red Army. He was executed during the Great Purge.

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