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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to motoring and motor sports.

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  1. Picnics for Motorists.
    LEYEL, Hilda Winifred Ivy, Mrs. C.F. Picnics for Motorists.

    London : 1936

    First edition, extremely uncommon in the attractive Alex Jardine jacket. One of Leyel's cleverly targeted series of themed books on cooking and presentation, issued under the banner "The Lure of Cookery" - "most serviceable and attractive little books" Daily Telegraph - part of a 1930s renaissance of interest in English food.

    "There are many... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 134171

  2. Ferrari 1947 - 1997.
    FERRARI. Ferrari 1947 - 1997.

    London : 1998

    First UK trade edition. Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 131925

  3. Motor Racing.
    DAVIS, S. C. H. Motor Racing.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, written in hospital by the British racing driver Sammy Davis while recuperating from his spectacular crash at Brooklands in 1931. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 71123

  4. The Pride in Bourne. E.R.A. and B.R.M. Memorabilia.
    GROOT, Hein de. The Pride in Bourne. E.R.A. and B.R.M. Memorabilia.

    Tilburg : 2012

    First edition, first printing. No. 10 of 50 numbered copies. A comprehensive collection of motor racing paraphanalia from English Racing Automobiles and British Racing Motors. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 139697

  5. The World on Wheels.
    DUNCAN, Herbert Osbaldeston. The World on Wheels.

    Paris : no date [1926]

    First edition, first printing of Duncan's memoirs. This copy is signed by the author and numbered 144 on the half-title.

    Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan (18621945) was an English racing bicyclist, the founder of several cycling and motoring magazines, and pioneer of the British automobile industry. Credited with having introduced the chain-driven... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135554

  6. Auto-Cars.
    FARMAN, D. Auto-Cars.

    London : 1896

    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,... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 130940

  7. Moskva - Kara-Kum - Moskva [Moscow - Karakum - Moscow].
    UREKLYAN, Gabriel' Arkadyevich as El-Registan & Lazar Brontman. Moskva - Kara-Kum - Moskva [Moscow - Karakum - Moscow].

    Moscow : 1934

    First and only edition. Uncommon, WorldCat locates just 4 copies - BL, Princeton University, Indiana University and Yale University - and a single copy of a Yiddish edition at the Center for Jewish History. "The Kara Kum (or Black Sand) desert of central Turkmenistan became, briefly, a Soviet cultural obsession when, in July 1933, a team of 23 cars... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 130555

  8. The Law as to Motor Vehicles:
    MOTORING; BLUE BOOK. The Law as to Motor Vehicles:

    London : 1903

    First and sole edition of this very scarce and significant Blue Book, not on Library Hub or WorldCat. "An important Blue Book has been issued by the Automobile Club upon the Law as to Motor Vehicles... and addresses this very acute problem... which when the question of further regulating motor cars is so much in evidence, should do an enormous amount... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 125384

  9. Life of an American Workman.
    CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.

    New York : 1937

    First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 122166

  10. Motor Bodywork; the Design and Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types.
    BUTLER, Herbert J. Motor Bodywork; the Design and Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types.

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, of the most comprehensive contemporary book on the subject, with a preface by Sir Herbert Austin. The 30 chapters cover open bodies, racing and sporting bodies, cape hoods, closed bodies, bodies with folding heads, shooting and luggage breaks and protected phaetons, seat fittings, windscreens, private bodywork, materials,... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 122003

  11. TVR: Success Against The Odds.
    FILBY, Peter. TVR: Success Against The Odds.

    London : 1976

    First edition, first impression, of this work on the independent British manufacturer of high-end sports cars. TVR was, at one time, the third-largest specialised sports car manufacturer in the world. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 104365

  12. The School Children of America are invited to take a Trip with Mohawk across Distant Seas through Foreign Lands into the Rubber Country of the Strange East …
    SRI LANKA. The School Children of America are invited to take a Trip with Mohawk across Distant Seas through Foreign Lands into the Rubber Country of the Strange East …

    Akron, OH : 1930

    First edition of this extremely uncommon - no copy traced institutionally - promotional travelogue conducting the "School Children of America" from rural Ceylon to industrial Ohio, and all in headache-inducing 3-D. Printed using the red/cyan anaglyph 3-D process which enjoyed great popularity in the 1920s, this is a great example of a promotional/educational... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 102009

  13. When the Wheels Revolve.
    GENERAL MOTORS. When the Wheels Revolve.

    Detroit, Michigan : 1944

    An attractively designed General Motors brochure which explains for a general readership how automobiles work, with numerous diagrams and illustrations. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 88968

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