London: Whittaker & Co, 1896. Hardcover. VG- (Binding has moderate wear to edges; outer spine is somewhat mottled; flyleaves and first adjacent page are slightly aged or lightly foxed; remainder of pages are lightly aged but very nice.). Red cloth, gilt letters on spine and front cover, 249 pp. plus 48 pp. of ads at rear, BW illus. Translated from the French by Lucien Serraillier, with preface by Baron de Zuylen de Nyevelt. Covers everything you needed to know about automobiles at the time. The Baron says in his preface: "Theorists and scientists will find in the first part scientific information, technical details, and the laws that govern this new industry." Many nice detailed illustrations of all sorts of mechanical parts. Includes as appendices: Sir David Salmons' letter to the press on the passing of the 'Locomotives on Highways Bill" ; The Locomotives on Highways Bill ; The Paris-Marseilles race, Sept. 1896 ; Table of French and English equivalents. Please note that this is an original printed copy of this book, and not an ebook, paperback reprint, or print-on-demand copy. As such, it is a rare find.
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