Title: The story of Veteran & Vintage Cars
Author: Cyril Posthumus
Illustrator: J.W. Wood and Associates
Publisher: The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: From the earliest prototypes of the 'horseless carriage', to the classic vintage models of the 1920s, this book recounts the fascinating story of the growth of motoring in the years before efficient but impersonal mass production took over from traditional, individual craftsmanship. The author tells of the dogged perseverance of the great pioneers in the face of forbidding mechanical problems and public prejudice and how they successfully converted the fantasy of a 'horseless carriage' into a practical means of transport.
Superbly illustrated with more than 50 drawings in full colour, plus many contemporary b&w and sepia photographs. Illustrated b&w pastedowns and endpapers depict an Edwardian era motoring rally.
Dark blue boards with silver gilded text on spine. Unclipped jacket (£2.95) has some creasing on the front (see image) and light scratching on the rear, but is otherwise complete. Internally, the book is in excellent condition: clean, crisp pages, with not a jot of foxing in sight.
Measures 30 cm × 22 cm (12″ × 8.8″). Large 4to. 128 pp.