Title: 'People at Work': The Car Makers
Author: I. & J. Havenhand
Illustrator: John Berry
Publisher: Ladybird Books Ltd.
Remarks: '70s reprint; ex-school
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "Many people can now afford a motor car because modem mass-production methods have lowered the price. With a relatively simple text and excellent, full-colour illustrations, this book describes the production of a modern car from the first designs to the finished model."
Of particular note are the beautiful illustrations of a 1936 Renault participating in a vintage rally; a Morris Mini on trade plates being put through its paces at the M.I.R.A. Test Facility; an Austin car transporter loaded up with various British Leyland products of the time; and a spectacular depiction of a Ford Anglia during a crash test.
Matt pictorial boards. Minor soiling to front (refer to image), plus a negligible pen mark on the rear. Spine and lower corners bumped and rubbed; upper are straight. Being a former school book, there are school stamps on the front pastedown, and on the illustrations of a mock-up of a Mini being made from clay, and an engine-making workshop. Otherwise, all pages are in excellent, unmarked condition, and are very tightly bound.
This reprint dates from c.1975
Measures 17.5 cm × 11.5 cm (7″ × 4.6″). 12mo. 51 pp.