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The Magic of a Name
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The Magic of a Name

By Nockolds, Harold

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.

$205.80

Beetling" : Official Publication of the Volkswagen Owners Club ( Great Britain } NO: 92, AUGUST 1965
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Beetling" : Official Publication of the Volkswagen Owners Club ( Great Britain } NO: 92, AUGUST 1965

By Volkswagen Owners Club ( Great Britain ) { Editor P. Haris }

United Kingdom: Volkswagen Owners Club ( Great Britain ), 1965. A rare item, in exceptional condition. A useful resource, and for the VW collector. Includes a DIY section, Letters and Questions p.32. Excellent Size: 8vo [ Location BR1/A3 ]. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$8.23

The Highway and It's Vehicles

By BELLOC, Hilaire

London: The Studio, 1926. Limited/Numbered Edition Hard Cover 131 B&W and Color plates. This copy is number 407 of 1250 ; B&W and Color Plates; 4to ; xvi, 40,131 pages. This is a very decent copy, here is slight foxing to the blank free end papers )half title);and page edge spine; cvrs clean, limited edge bmps, internally a tight clean copy, in the ever so SCARCE WRAPPER: is very edge worn, chipped and torn, with some missing, but nevertheless welcome.The illustrations are mainly of carts and stagecoaches with a few of bicycles, early cars etc. ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL LAID IN: a n adv for the forthcoming Yachts & Yachting in Contemporary Art by B.Heckst All-Smith, as issued with this Volume. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [ Location: H9 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$30.18