London: Blandford Press, 1970, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Number 3 in the series. Contains: Colour plates; Black & white drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Cutaways;
From the cover: This third volume in the series Blandford Cars of the World in Colour deals with the earliest sports cars. The sports car did not begin in one place or grow from one root. This would be an impossibility, if only because the name means different things to different people. This book tries to cover all the more familiar definitions, tracing the development of each type, in an attempt to satisfy the greatest number of readers, and also for the reason that any narrow, exclusive definition is hard to justify.
With the gradual development of the sports car in the pre-1914 German and Austrian trials at the Le Mans circuit in France, the Spa circuit in Belgium, at the Brooklands track in England and in the annual Coppa Florio and Coupe Boillot events, such famous names as Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, Bentley, NSU, NAG, Bugatti, MG, Aston Martin and Riley came into the public eye.
The book contains 192 illustrations in full colour depicting an era of exciting and adventurous development. Detailed descriptions of each car illustrated are by T. R. Nicholson, an authority on veteran and vintage auto-biles.
In the Cars of the World in Colour series.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded externally, and so on the verso. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 163 pages. Index. 7¾” x 5½”.