by Michael Sedgwick
Octopus Books, Universal Books, 1972, ISBN 706400933, colour and black and white photographs throughout, colour photographic frontispiece, hardcover with illustrated boards, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, creasing and small tears to edges, spine and corners (see photographs)
"In many countries the cult of old cars has developed into a major interest. There are three reasons for this: that cars are important evidence in the story of mechanical invention; that many of them are objects of considerable beauty and charm; and that enthusiasts have taken the trouble to refurbish survivals and display them attractively and informatively to the public.
Among the latter, Michael Sedgwick, curator of Lord Montagu's famous Motor Museum, must be counted among the world's leading authorities. In this book he describes and illustrates a truly international range of early cars, from America, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Austria.
Many of the 144 illustrations are of cars in the Museum now restored to running order, and many others are taken from the unique library of motoring photographs assembled there."