First edition. Octavo, pp x, 214. Bound in blue cloth covered hard boards and in the original price-clipped dust jacket. Campbell ’s final book which was published shortly after he passed away on 31 December 1948. A note from the publisher indicates that Campbell did not see the pre-publication proofs of this book. An account of the progress in land speed records from the earliest days in the 1890’s to the record breaking exploits not just of Campbell but also his rivals Eyston and Cobb in the 1930’s.
Book is in Very Good Plus condition with some spotting to the edges of the page block; jacket is Very Good, clipped and with a small chip at the top of the spine. Uncommon in the jacket.