De Dion-Bouton: De l’automobile à l’aéronautique

£299.00

Author: Pierre Boyer
Date of Publication: 1995

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Description

This work retraces the fabulous adventure of the automobile firm De Dion-Bouton.

Thanks to his personal fortune, the Count and then Marquis De Dion worked alongside Bouton and Trépardoux to develop, in 1895, the first single-cylinder explosion engine with high rotation speed.

Very quickly, De Dion-Bouton became the leading French automobile manufacturer, and his inventions were exploited both in France and abroad.
Successively organizer, well before 1900, of the first major races and raids on several continents and of the Automobile Show; transport promoter (creation of steam omnibus lines); manufacturer of passenger cars, trucks, omnibuses, railcars; creator of the Automobile Club de France; designer of several aviation devices and engines and founder of the Aeroclub de France, De Dion is undeniably a pioneer.

This book is aimed at all those who are fascinated by the history of the automobile and its pioneers, but also at specialists and collectors who will find in this work, in the form of technical sheets, some three hundred chassis models from the factory.

Fabulous large format hardback, french text, but with a wealth of illustrations and photography.

In very good condition, slight bumping to bottom right board corners, very slight tanning to page edges but otherwise clean and bright. Dust jacket also excellent. Scarce

Additional information

Weight 2.2 kg
Dimensions 29 × 29 × 2.75 cm