From Horse to Horsepower by S. A. Cheney

  • $138.00


From Horse to Horsepower

by S. A. Cheney

Rigby, 1965 [First Edition], 296 pages, black and white plates, photographic end-papers, illustrations, photographs, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, a little wear to covers, previous owners gift inscription on front fly-leaf, price-clipped dust-jacket with some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing, chipping and small tears, laminate starting to separate at back (see photographs)

"'S. A. Cheney began selling 5-h.p. Oldsmobiles in Adelaide in 1903 at $2 a week.  He worked from an illustrated catalogue; he had still to see a car.  After the Oldsmobiles came Arglls - he sold five on his honeymoon - Fords, Dodges, Chevrolets, Morrises, Austins, Now, at 82, he is managing director of one of the biggest Vauxhall/Bedford distributors in the world outside the British Isles.'


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