First edition. Octavo, pp 376. Blue cloth covered hard boards with gilt lettering to the spine and in the original dust jacket, un-clipped (21s. net). Illustrated with b/w photographs. A history of motor racing from the very first races in France (Paris-Bordeaux in 1895 and Paris-Marseilles in 1896) through the years of Hispano-Suiza and Peugeot shortly before WW1, to Bugatti and Fiat in the early 1920’s.
Book is Very Good, bright, square and tight but has three restored edge tears to the prelim pages forming the contents. The jacket is rubbed and worn and has two chips to the top of the spine, grades Good +. Scarce in the jacket.