With Campbell at Coniston - SIGNED by Author and others (1967)
London: William Kimber
Fine / Fine
First edition. Octavo, pp 160. Blue cloth covered hard boards, in the original dust jacket, un-clipped (30s. net). SIGNED to the ffep by the author and dated 1967, further inscribed by the author: “To Pat with love from Arthur”. The book is also signed by Anthony “Robbie” Robinson (as “Robbie Rob”) and Paul Evans. Robbie Robinson was a close friend of Donald Campbell and the first on the scene in the marshall ’s boat after his horrendous crash on Coniston. Paul Evans, of the Royal Signal Corps, was the radio operator in contact with Donald Campbell while he was on Bluebird that fateful day (he signed the book “Paul Evans | The Corps” acknowledging his day job). This book, published shortly after Donald Campbell’s fatal accident recounts preparations for Campbell ’s world record attempt as well as events on January 4th, 1967.
Book and jacket are both in Fine condition, a lovely copy of this book enhanced not just by the author’s signature but also by two men integrally involved in Donald Campbell’s water speed record attempt.