by Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor
Lausanne, Switzerland: Edita S.A.. Very Good-.  (c.1961). English edition. Hardcover. (red paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, light scuffing to covers, faint musty odor; the front hinge is a little weak, and a couple of pages in the front of the book are starting to pull loose]. (B&W/color photos, diagrams, charts, ads, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1961, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) and a review of the year's major races and rallies: the Grand Prix (in Monaco, Belgium, the U.K., Italy, etc.), the Indianapolis 500, etc. Some of the more interesting articles include: "Outlook for the World Automobile Industry in the 1960's"; "Ford: The Car That Changed the World"; "Three Men in a Motor-Car" (an automotive riff on Jerome's "Three Men in a Boat"; "A Short ABC of Coachwork"; and "Dream Cars, Prototypes and Special Bodies." There is also a special feature commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Profusely illustrated throughout, the book contains numerous photographs and technical specifications for cars made in the U.S., Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and elsewhere; included is a double-page fold-out drawing of a Ferrari Formula 2 car. . (Inventory #: 22265)
Unusual, Uncommon and Obscure Books in many (but not all) fields, with particular interest in American Culture (Popular and Unpopular), Art, Literature, Life and People from the 1920s through the 1960s.
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