Car Driving As An Art: A Guide For Learners and Advanced Drivers by S. C. H. [Sydney Charles Houghton] Davis hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Iliffe Books, 1965, Hardback in dust wrapper.
3rd edition. [First Published: 1952] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;
From the cover: Tens of thousands of motorists have benefited from S. C. H. Daviss Car Driving As An Art since it was published in the last decade. There are perhaps three main reasons for the books great success. First, while many books have been written to explain the comparatively simple business of driving a car, this book teaches roadcraft the higher art of proficient and well-mannered motoring. Secondly, its vivid, readable and even light-hearted style makes instruction not merely profitable, but positively pleasurable. And finally, Sammy Daviss outstanding experience in rallies, in trials and on the race-track and his unrivalled enthusiasm establish him as the ideal instructor for the learner and for the more advanced driver alike.
This third edition has been thoroughly revised and brought right up to date covering, for instance, the different driving techniques called for by the growing mileage of the countrys motorways, and the changing conditions of motoring on the continent. The book has also been extensively re-illustrated, and the opportunity has been taken to include some of the new road signs coming progressively into operation from 1st January, 1965.
Liberal use is made of diagrams and photographs in dealing with every conceivable aspect of handling a car from operating the controls to driving in fog and on snow and ice; from traffic laws, written and unwritten, to maintenance and fault-finding. The theme throughout is good driving, and safe driving and an appendix giving the case histories of nearly thirty accidents will repay careful study by every motorist.
This is, in fact, a book for every motorist. The beginner will obviously need to read it from cover to cover, and refer to it frequently; the advanced driver may wish to skip the more elementary sections, but will discover countless ways of improving his technique; and every chapter contains instances of those refinements which point to the difference between the mere road-user and the real driver with a pride in his accomplishment.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with just stamps to the first blank and pastedown. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with light scuffing to the panels. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Turquoise boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
182 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.
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