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FARMAN, D.

Auto-Cars.

Cars, Tramcars, and Small Cars. Translated from the French by Lucien Serraillier. With preface by Baron de Zuylen de Nyevelt, President of the Automobile Club of France.

London: Whittaker & Co., 1896 Stock Code: 130940
£375.00
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First edition in English, first published in France in the same year. This expansive work was written by Richard 'Dick' Farman, the eldest of the three Farman brothers who ran the Anglo-French Farman motoring company. The company, which produced both aircraft and cars, presented its first motor car at the Salon de l'Automobile in Paris in October 1919, their intention being to build "an automobile that was absolutely perfect in every detail" (Rouxel, unpaginated). The present work was one of the earliest books on motoring written and gives a detailed account of the early auto industry, dealing with technical specifications of steam, compressed air, petrol and electric vehicles, and the history of car manufacture to date.

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front cover in gilt, green endpapers carrying publisher's advertisements.

Illustrations

With 112 illustrations in the text. With the 48 page publisher's catalogue at end.

Condition

Bookseller's ticket to foot of front pastedown. Spine gently rolled and faintly toned, rubbing to extremities, touch of wear to front joint and tips, a couple of marks to cloth, edges dust toned; a very good copy.

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