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Full Throttle [The Bentley Boys] (1933)

BIRKIN, Sir Henry “Tim”

London: G.T. Foulis
Second edition
Very Good / Very Good

Second edition of book originally published in 1932. Octavo, pp 291. Bound in teal coloured cloth covered hard boards with gilt lettering to the spine; and in the original price clipped dust jacket which has a wrap around illustration by Bryan de Grineau of the author passing Malcolm Campbell at Brooklands on his way to winning the 1931 Mountain Championship. With numerous b/w illustrations from photographs and four further b/w illustrations from Bryan de Grineau drawings. Birkin’s autobiographical account of his racing days from 1928 to 1931 including at Le Mans and Brooklands. Birkin was one of the works team ‘Bentley Boys’ and against the wishes of W.O. Bentley it was Birkin, in the search for more power and speed, who developed the famous Bentley Blower. An excellent account of a famous driver and racing team.

The book has some light foxing internally but is overall in Very good condition. Jacket has a long tear to the front panel, without loss, and some edgewear, tape to verso, but also grades Very Good.



Full Throttle [The Bentley Boys]

Stock No: B5059