Victorian and Edwardian Cycling & Motoring from Old Photographs (A. B. Demaus) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Sport Motorcycling section. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London: B. T. Batsford, 1977, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs ; Frontispiece;
From the cover: Through its evocative and charming illustrations this book shows the formative years of cycling and motoring set against the social background of the period. The importance of the bicycle in promoting a climate of opinion in which individual freedom of movement was considered desirable cannot be overstated, for it was this, as much as the technical links between cycle and car, that paved the way for the motor age by the end of the Victorian era.
Grouped under ten main headings, ranging from the earliest bicycles to the elegance of the Edwardian motor carriage, the text and photographs examine the main factors in the growth of this then new and exciting activity.
Using entirely contemporary and largely unpublished illustrations, the book shows the machines, the men and the women who together pioneered a new system of transport, and in so doing ushered in a whole new way of life.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 0 pages. 10″ x 7½”.