A Record Of Motor Racing 1894-1908


Author: Gerald Rose
Date of Publication: 1949

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Later edition of a book published before WW1 and one of the earliest ‘history’ books about the sport of motor racing. The author being a mere 22 at the time.

This work has long been the definitive chronicle of the era which stretched from the earliest town-to-town events through the high stakes Gordon Bennett races to the first few Grands Prix races organized by the ACF in France and the early Targa Florio event.

The time the book was written the sport was properly structured and very serious compared to the amusing novelty it had been only a decade before. 322 large pages. Lots of illustrations.

Hardback in generally good condition, blue boards cleand unmarked. Inside foxing to inside front and back covers and to page edges only, otherwise clean and bright. Good dust jacket has light foxing in places and in clear protective cover, sunning to spine. Scarce.

Additional information

Weight 1.4 kg
Dimensions 29 × 23 × 2.5 cm