The Wild Roads: The Story of Transcontinental Motoring (T. R. [Timothy Robin] Nicholson) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Transport Cars section. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London: Jarrolds, 1969, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps ;
From the cover: As an historian of the motor car, T. R. Nicholson has achieved an enviable reputation. His work has been published in many countries, and in addition to writing several full-length books on early motoring, he has contributed to various series. The Wild Roads tells the story of transcontinental motoring up to the present day. It is the distillation of three earlier and long-out-of-print books, with much new material added to extend its scope.
Eighty years ago motoring of almost any kind was an adventure, yet men always strove to achieve something out of the common run. This book deals with more than thirty of the landmarks which signposted mans ambition to drive a car where none had gone before from the first inter-urban drive of 1888, via the first transcontinental trip in 1903 and the first round-the-world run in 1908, to the conquest of the last land continent in 1957-58.
While motoring enthusiasts will revel in The Wild Roads, the general reader will surely be enthralled by the epic adventures and by the extraordinary motives of men exploring the worlds most lonely and dangerous places at the same time as they explored the possibilities and limitations of a fallible machine.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little sunned at the spine with the laminate starting to lift. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owner’s lable to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [CVII] 302 pages. Index. 8½” x 5½”.