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The Magic of a Name [ " Signed and gifted by Roy W. A. Robotham who was a Director of Rolls-Royce, and presented to Ray Armington who was the President of the Euclid Road Machinery Company." by  Harold Nockolds - Signed First Edition - 1950 - from Norman Macdonald's Collection and Biblio.com

The Magic of a Name [ " Signed and gifted by Roy W. A. Robotham who was a Director of Rolls-Royce, and presented to Ray Armington who was the President of the Euclid Road Machinery Company."

by Nockolds, Harold

Condition: Fine


London: : G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd.,, 1950. A Specially Signed Presentation Copy. - ( Leather-Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe ) - This is a very rare and desirable leatherbound limited edition history of Rolls-Royce automobiles and aviation. Approxiametly 240 of these special editions were created at the personal commission of Lord Hives, the then Chairman Of Rolls-Royce. The books were then to be gifted to dignataries, and special Rolls Royce customers. No expense was spared and the High quality bindings by Sangorski are a testament to that, being hand tooled in Dark Red Morocco Leather, with gilt titles, 5 raised bands and the high quality paper all further edged in gilt and with highly decorative endpapers. This specific book was signed and gifted by Roy W. A. Robotham who was a Director of Rolls-Royce, and presented to Ray Armington who was the President of the Euclid Road Machinery Company. It was Robotham's idea that the company should manufacture 'diesel engines', or oil engines as he preferred to call them. Reducing weight was high on the agenda also, and it was his idea to produce oil engines using light alloys where possible. Armington was a founder and Chairman of the Webb-Triax co; and headed numerous business, educational and civic organisations. Euclid was acquired by General Motors in 1953, but Armington remained the general manager of the Euclid Division. 283 pages with a wonderful Roy Nockolds colour tipped-in frontispiece illustration showing The Rolls-Royce Battle Of Britain Memorial Window, with other similar quality illustrations throughout the book. This copy is in fine clean, crisp and fresh condition, but does have a light fade to to spine. One for a Collector of Motoring and Fine books. [ Location: Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Illus. by by Roy Nockolds. 8vo.




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