[Trade Catalogue] Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.)
Milano: Alfieri & Lacroix, 1913. First edition. Wraps. Near Fine. Sumptuous car catalogue of Italian automotive giant rendered in English. 4to. 30 by 22 cm. 26,  pp., plus four mounted color plates, representing the four elements (earth, water, air, fire) as exemplified by modern vehicles -- cars for earth and fire, a zeppelin for air. Surveys the history of FIAT, its growth in production and its physical plant, followed by a long list of the racing medals it has won and a list of its many royal and high noble patrons. The next section goes into some detail about the car's features, especially internal specs. Finally, after a page devoted to illustrations of models from 1900 to 1913, there is a five page spread of the then new models. Besides the bright plates and the profuse illustrations interspersed throughout the text, the luxuriant nature of the catalogue is signaled by the mounted round medallion on the cover that mimics majolica. Light edgewear to the wraps, with a flattened dog-ear in a corner. Otherwise, clean and crisp.
(Inventory #: 004942)
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