First edition. Octavo, pp xvi, 272. Bound in blue cloth covered hard boards with gilt lettering to spine. In the original black paper dust jacket which has been price clipped. Endpaper maps showing the routes of major races and trials undertaken by the author in the U.K, Ireland , the Isle of Man and Europe between 1900 and 1904. Frontispiece portrait of the author and with photographic plate illustrations. Australian born Selwyn Francis Edge was an early motoring and motor-racing participant, joining the London to Brighton Runs in 1895 and 1896, racing at Brooklands from the outset and 1907 he christened the new circuit with its first 24 hours endurance record at an average speed of 65mph in a Napier, a record which was to stand for 18 years.
Near Fine book in a VG- jacket which is a little rubbed and has reinforcement tape to the verso. A sought-after book, unusual to find with jacket.