At the Wheel - Ashore and Afloat (Reminisces of Motoring, Yachting and Travel over a Period of Forty Years). - Lt.-Cmdr. Montague Grahame-White Circa 1935 - G. T. Foulis & Co., London - First Edition Montague Grahame-White [1877-1961] - A founder member of the Royal Automobile Club, brother of the famous aviator Claude Grahame-White, and owner and connoisseur of fine cars and boats. Having owned some of the finest machines of the day from Hispano Suizas and Rolls Royce to the two largest private yachts (one later being owned by Mussolini).

In with the right set, he once drove an Indian Raja for a trip to France in a Mors racer that the Rajah was going to buy for his own ‘Bombay to Poonha ‘race. According to Car magazine ‘Grahame-White was gratified to find that the Mors was up to the top of its form, but the Rajah’s hair stood on end, and he abandoned racing on the spot.

This wonderful book is full of similar anecdotes, from Monte-Carlo to the Suez, and some great classifications of road users, discourteous uses of a car, pedestrians and so on.

With 65 black and white photographs and 9 facsimile letters and illustrated endpapers, a superb copy in publishers decorated cloth.
  There appear to be two variants bindings of this book, one in navy blue boards with titles and two steering wheels in gilt and diagonal bands of red and blue, the other in lighter blue boards with titles and steering wheels in black and without the red or white bands. This is the former.

Reference: Toy,
Adventures Afloat 176.

Royal 8vo. pp. [2] xiii [1] 436. Illustrated endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine, partially unopened, faint foxing to foredge and edges of endpapers.   Ref: 108744   Price: HK$ 2,600