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Date of the auction: 12.11.2019

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Cooper's Vehicle Journal: The Coachbuilders' Wheelwrights' and Motor Car Manufacturers' Art Journal Ten issues from 1908, 1910, 1911 and 1922, of this large format (30.5 x 25cm) trade journal, comprising Vol. XXIX, Feb 1908 Supplement; Vol. XXXI, Dec 1910 Supplement; Vol. XXXII, Parts 188, Feb and

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Herbert J. Butler - Motor Bodywork: The Design & Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types. A better than usual hardback copy of the First Edition in the original dark blue cloth with gilt lettering plus gilt panelling to the spine, front and rear hinges re-enforced with cloth (as

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £240 - £280

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The World on Wheels by H.O. Duncan, originally published by the Author in Paris as a single volume, then latterly in two volumes in 1926, Sub-titled: True Tales of The Cycle and Motor Industries - Origin & Progress. This is a two-volume set, printed by the Veteran Car Club using, for the most part

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Grand Album Illustre de L'Industrie Automobile. Three rare in the market, folios (15½ x 11¾-inches) hardback volumes containing modern copies of the three annual volumes issued by the Automobile Club de France for 1900, 1901 and 1902, and originally edited by Huguet & Minart, Paris. Each volume is

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Motor Vehicles and Motors by Worby Beaumont. Two-volumes published in London by Archibald Constable & Company Ltd. 1902. Volume 1, 2nd revised edition and Volume 2, 1906 1st ed. Large 8vo, approximately, 11 x 8 inches (275 x 200 mm), pages: Volume 1, xvi, 1-636 plus 2 folding tables; Volume 2, xvi

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £240 - £280

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The Horseless Carriage Club of America Gazette, 1949 to 1969. A good run of 21 years' issues of this well-produced and illustrated quarto journal, all appearing to be clean and sound, with their covers, and uniformly bound in ten hardback volumes with red cloth and gilt lettering to the spines

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The Autocar. Vol. XIII, No. 454, July 2nd, 1904 to Vol. XVII, No. 584, Dec 29th, 1906, bound in five volumes, all without the magazine covers. The first half-year is in a worn half-leather binding, covers and spine loose, no title page or index, but internally clean and sound; Vol. XIV, in red

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The Autocar. Six hardback uniformly-bound quarto volumes in the publisher's standard green and gilt cloth, comprising Vols. XCVIII, Jan-June, 1953 to XCI, July- Dec, 1954, and Vol. 103, July-Dec, 1955, all bound without the magazine covers, but each with title page and index; plus a very thick

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Motor Sport, incorporating Speed and The Brooklands Gazette, Volumes 22 to 27, 39 and 40. Eight quarto hardback yearly volumes of the monthly Official Journal of The British Racing Drivers' Club, all in the standard publisher's black cloth binding with gilt lettering to the covers and spines. The

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Light Car & Cyclecar. A single bound volume for the period 5 Jan 1914 to 9 Feb 1916. Bound without covers and advertisements, but good editorial. Also, The Dunlop Book, published For the Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., by Ed J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. London. A particularly good example with dark red leather

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Le Mécanicien Modern, par un Comité d'Ingénieurs spécialistes. A single volume c1900 bound volume with many mono and colour illustrations of vehicles, engines, boilers to include 10 moving overlay coloured plates, demonstrating component parts. In excellent condition, 232pp

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £100 - £140

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Five Operating Handbooks. Jaguar XK120 Sports model and FDC, 60pp; Leyland WO Subsidy Model Class A, Type 5000, April 1916, 94pp (poor condition); Bristol 401, 99pp; 1914 Wolseley 16/20 - 30/40hp, 130pp (VGC) and Lagonda 4½-litre 78pp. In fair condition, some staining. (5

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The World on Wheels by H.O. Duncan, published by the Author in Paris as a single volume, then latterly in two volumes in 1926, sub-titled: True Tales of The Cycle and Motor Industries - Origin & Progress. This is a single volume with a printed grey DJ, published by the Veteran Car Club, for the most

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £180 - £200

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Coupe Gordon Bennett 1904. A rare reproduction of the 1905 celebration book originally issued by the A.C.d F., bound in green card with gilt title. Also, three nicely-crafted A4 size books with cuttings of road tests, tipped-in in alphabetic order, with fore-edge cut-away index, covering the period

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Peach's Motor Annual 1905. Published by Messer's Frank Peach & Co, a folio with 66 illustrated editorial pages, and full-page advertisements. A promotional book covering all forms of road transport, including motor launches, with alphabetical specifications, prices and delightful monochrome

Lot #: 45

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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John Fowler & Co. A 1910 dated illustrated parts list for Steam Traction Engines and Road Rollers. Excellent and detailed illustrations and named parts, 32pp, red card cord-tied cover, a little faded but editorial excellent. 15 x 11-inches

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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A c1906 Dennis Bros. Motor Omnibuses & Commercial Vehicles brochure. With excellent well-defined images and detailed text, 32pp, the cord-tied green card cover torn and paper missing, otherwise good. Also, Morris-Commercial 25-30CWT vehicles supplied by Stewart & Arden. (2

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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1913 Automobiles Renault. A landscape-format brochure, 56pp, with good definition images, prices and English text. Cord-tied but the front cover is soiled, torn and corners folded, a little water and ink damage but generally fine. Also, an 8pp A4 illustrated leaflet for Jackson Cars (running since

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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1937 SS Jaguar Brochure. A 16pp landscape-format publication with free endpapers, brown card covers with a raised gilt Jaguar head centre, full-page illustrations by Harold Connolly, and with detailed text. In excellent condition save for a little wear to the cover

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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1929 Daimler Brochure. A September issue with 20pp of component descriptions, illustrations and editorial, and in the front pocket, ten double-sided cards with coachwork tonal drawings, prices and detailed information verso. Bound in faux blue crocodile skin with gilt titles, (scuffed), the unit

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Belsize Cars. Three brochures. A 1914 illustrating and describing all models from the 10-12hp to the 18-22hp, original cotton-tie spine and good card cover, but faded edges. A 1920 brochure, 16pp, covering the 15hp and various body options, and a 1922 version covering the 9hp and 15-20hp with

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £100 - £140

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The 15-7 Crossley Six. A quality brochure, 16pp, majoring on the Shelsley Model. The cover a little soiled, but cleanable. Also, a folding leaflet for the same model, a working copy and a brochure for the 1911-1912 models, 28pp with good images and text, but a torn and decayed cover and much

Lot #: 52

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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1913 Minerva Brochure. 36pp, illustrating and discussing all models with a Knight engine, good images and text, but very much a working copy now held together with a card cover and tape. Also, a similar 1912 version but in better condition, together with a brochure for the 15hp to 30hp range, 16pp

Lot #: 53

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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American Car Brochures. Brochures for Packard Super Eight 1937, 44pp with wire spine, good editorial and clean pages. Also, a similar 1938 brochure for the Eight and Six, stapled spine, and a version for the '12' and 'Super 8'. The Lincoln V12 for 1938, 44pp, delightful colour images and English

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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1914 Sheffield-Simplex Brochure. A 56pp landscape-style publication, with excellent colour-wash images and highly detailed text. Unfortunately, a working copy with a distressed cover, yet the pages only a little feathered and easily repaired corners. It would benefit from the fitting of a hard

Lot #: 55

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Lanchester Brochures. A small collection to include publications for the 21 and 30hp; the 21hp with a hard cover but pages missing; the 15/18 for 1931; the Lanchester 10 and 18; Lanchester Light-Six; the Eighteen for 1938 and other publications. (12) AF

Lot #: 56

Estimate: £120 - £140

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Daimler Brochures. The Daimler 15 of c1935 in very clean condition, retaining its cotton-tie cover; The Light Twenty folder with ten double-sided information sheets, poor condition; The Daimler V8 saloon and a large general promotional book, retaining its cellophane outer cover. Also, other motoring

Lot #: 57

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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1911 Humber Cars. In very good condition, a cord-tied brochure, 40pp with tonal photographs of the works, component parts, demonstration of the detachable wheel, etc. A light vertical crease to the front cover

Lot #: 58

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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1928 Crossley 20-9hp Brochure. 16pp, imaging various body-styles, with doors open, chassis specifications etc. Nice condition save for light rubbing to the corners and spine. Also, a 1927 handbook for the 'Six'; a list of spare parts for the 19.6hp of 1924 and a 1935 instruction manual for the

Lot #: 59

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Park Ward - H. J. Mulliner Photographs. Mostly dating from the 1950s, company publicity photographs, some with typed descriptions verso, of Cloud III, Flying Spur, Phantom V, Cloud III DHC, Silver Shadow, interior views, royalty visit and others. All in good condition. (60

Lot #: 60

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 12 Nov 2019