Motoring Literature, Automobilia & Historic Cycling

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Date of the auction: 12.11.2019

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Mercedes-Benz W196. Last of the Silver Arrows by Michael Riedner, 1990 English edition, 313pp; Quick Silver - investigation into the Development of the Grand Prix Racing Cars, a reprint of the 1948 ed, 1996; Racing the Silver Arrows - Mercedes-Benz versus Auto union 1934-1939 by Chris Nixon, 1986

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Maserati. Nine books, to include: Maserati a History by Anthony Pritchard, 1976 1st ed; Maserati 1926-1975 by Richard Crump and Rob de la Rive Box, 1975 1st ed; and, by the same authors, Maserati Road Cars, 226pp, 1979 1st ed; Maserati 250F by A. Pritchard, 220pp, a limited edition of 1500 (not

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Official London Motor Show Catalogues. A full run of annual soft-bound books dating between 1951 and 1969. All in good or better condition, average 450pp each. (19

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The Bugatti Book by Barry Eaglesfield. A 1st edition copy with an excellent DJ, 1954. The Three-Pointed Star by Scott-Moncrieff, 1955, 1st edition, The Restoration of the Vintage and Thoroughbred Cars, by Wheatley and Morgan, a common book but rare in this condition, 1969 3rd edition, Motoring

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The Bentleys at Le Mans. A Motor Racing Scrapbook No 5, dated 1948, the spiral binding with two cracks. Also, in the same series, The French Grand Prix No 7, and Jowett Cars 1901 to 1951, a publicity brochure, with a plastic spine, in perfect condition. Together with British Trial Drivers - Their

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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M.G. Literature. A mixed lot of post WWII brochures covering the Midget ZT, ZTT, ZS, USA imports, Metro Press Kit, MGF, Magnette IV. Also, an M.G. poster of 1924/65 models, etcetera. (Qty

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The Motor. Two volumes of the magazine, Dec 1942 to July 1943, and Feb 1944 to July 1944. Bound in red buckram, both with index, good content. (2

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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M.G. The Luck of the Game - Again. Being the Story of the 1934 TT Race by Barré Lyndon. 24pp including the cream cover, well-illustrated and packed with information about the International Race, including an almost minute-by-minute, page-by-page bulletin of the event, accompanied by sepia

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £120 - £160

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Th. Schneider 2-litre. A circa 1930 Instruction Book for the 12.8hp car. 10pp with a fold-out chassis plan at the rear, engine and lubrication diagrams. Issued by the London concessionaires, possibly after production of the model ceased. With a blue buckram hard cover with gilt titles, good, clean

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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1937 Alvis 4.3-Litre. Dated Dec 1937, a 12pp brochure for the model, with monochrome pictures of component parts, rolling chassis, specifications and prices. The rear pocket with two double-sided styling cards. The front cover is a little rubbed. Also, a 1935, multi-fold brochure for the 'Silver

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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c1935 AC Cars Ltd. A 16pp, large format catalogue with a single page at the rear discussing the success in the 1935 Monte Carlo. Describing, with specifications and with pastel sketches by Harold Connolly, the 16/60 Greyhound; 16/70 Ace DHC; 16/80 Ace Competition Sports, together with optional

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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1937 Delage Landscape-Style Brochure. 16pp, with delightful well-defined three-colour drawings by Gollory, including component parts and body-styles. French text dated September 1936, Original staples intact, the cream cover edges a little sun-stained, otherwise good

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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1935 Frazer-Nash B.M.W. A brochure discussing and illustrating the Type 34 and Type 45 models, enhanced with road-test reports by John Prioleau. 16pp and a blue card cover, with photographs of the 'Foursome Coupé', 'Pillarless-Saloon', 'Cabriolet-Saloon', 'Drop-head Cabriolet' and 'Four-Seater

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Art Collection Auto - Bugatti Type 35. Comprising the documentation which once accompanied a one-eighth scale model Bugatti Type 35. There are ten sheets, each measuring 32 x 45cm, and including several colour photographs of the complete model, a monochrome period photograph, three pages of text

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Visions of Speed: The Art of R. A. Nockolds. Eleven Artist's Proofs of Roy Nockolds' work prepared for a Private Edition of only 250 printed (850 copies planned), of an album published by Thackwell & Company, in 1999. The images were produced from the original glass plates on which Nockolds recorded

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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M.G. Two-Litre (SA). Instruction Manual. 94pp and a grey card cover with metal clip held pages, the original dated 1936, and this revised issue dated 1946. Gilt titles to the cover, excellent images and detailed text. The cover in good, clean condition, save for a small tear at the upper edge, pages

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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M.G. Magnette. A 110pp, March 1934 Manual for the KA and KD Types (2 & 3 Carburettors) with good images and detail, metal clip held pages to a light green card cover and a fold-out gearbox, cam shaft set up and oiling charts, with a wiring diagram in the rear pocket. The cover a little feathered on

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £140 - £180

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Alvis Collection. Two rare volumes 1924-1939 and 1940-1965. Bound reprints of Motor and Autocar Road Tests for each model. Bound in black buckram with gilt titles. (2

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The Immortal 2.9 Alfa Romeo 8C2900 by Simon Moore, revised edition 2008, 478pp, monochrome and colour photographs, each chassis discussed and known whereabouts outlined. In excellent, almost unread condition

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Oxford to Abingdon by R. Barraclough & P. Jennings, 1997, 873pp including index, a detailed review of the vintage period M.G. marque, the text now dated and further research has updated some facts, but a sound copy, with a clear plastic dust-wrapper

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Mascot Reference Material. Motoring Mascots of the World by W. C. Williams, c1980 revised edition; Automotive Mascots by Kay and Springate, 1999 1st edition; U.S. Hood Ornaments and More by Huntsburger, 1994 1st edition; Accessory Mascots by Dan Smith, 1989, 1st edition; Mascot Catalogues, a

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £100 - £140

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Annual Automobile Review 1953-54. A first edition of this annual publication, this the first issue with a soft cover. 225pp with excellent monochrome and colour photographs, English text, in very good, almost unread condition, save for the lower corner of the cover creased

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Autocourse: The International Review on Motor Sport. Eleven early issues of this large format (30 x 24cm) well-produced journal, comprising Vol. II, Nos. 1 to 4 (with 2 copies of No. 1), 1952/3; Vol. III, Nos. 1 to 3 and 6, 1953/4; Vol. IV, Nos. 1 and 5, 1954/5; and Vol.VI, Nos. 6 and 8, 1956 (the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Sunbeam - The Supreme Car. A 1931 36pp landscape-style brochure, having a cream cover, and good duo-tone images and detailed text for the 16hp, 20hp and 25hp chassis. The cover a little soiled, but cleanable

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The Autocar, 1911 - 1914. Four hardbound quarto volumes, ex-Coventry City Library, in half-leather and thick grey boards, holding issues of The Autocar from Vol. XXVI, No. 794, Jan 7th, 1911 to No. 805, March 25th, 1911; Vol. XXX, No. 898, Jan 4th, 1913 to No. 905, Feb 22nd, 1913; Vol. XXXII

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The Autocar, 1927 - 1930. Eight hardbound quarto volumes in half-leather and black cloth, with gold lettering/banding to the spines, ex-libris The Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, containing the issues from Vol. LVIII, No. 1,627, Jan 7th, 1927 to Vol. LXV, No. 1,834, Dec 26th, 1930. The run

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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The Automobile Connoisseur. Volumes 1 to 4, being the first four of only 5 published. Good, clean condition. (4

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £60 - £100

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Alfa Romeo. A history by Hull and Slater, 2nd Edition 1965. Also, Le Vetture Alfa Romeo Dal 1910 by Luigi Fusi, 1965 first Italian edition, signed on the fly leaf by various attendees of the Thompson and Taylor 1969 Dinner, signatures include; Roy Salvadori, G. E. T. Eyston, Hugh Nicholson. Also

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Motor Racing Programmes. A good collection of booklets and race cards, most dating just post WWII, and include venues such as; Castle Combe, Shelsley Walsh, Thruxton, Prescott, Henly Hall, Goodwood, Firle, Brighton Brands Hatch, Luton Hoo, Aintree and Silverstone. All in good or better condition

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 12 Nov 2019

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Automobilia: Revve Bi-Mensvelle Illustree. Twenty-Seven loose issues of this large format (31 x 24cm) French fortnightly magazine from the period 1918 to 1925, profusely illustrated with photographs and cartoons and with a good quantity of period motoring advertisements, and a striking variety of

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 12 Nov 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