Motors and Motor-Driving - with contributions by the Marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, the Hon. John Scott-Montagu, M.P., Sir David Salomons, Bart. R.J. Mecredy, The Hon. C.S. Rolls, Henry Sturmey, C.L. Freeston, J. St. Loe Strachey, The Right Hon. Sir J.H.A. Macdonald and others. With illustrations by H. M. Brock, H. Tringham, and from photographs. - Alfred C. Harmsworth May 1902 - Longmans, London and Bombay - Second Edition A fascinating and comprehensive early motoring work, over 450 pages, illustrated throughout with full page plates many from early phtographs, in-text diagrams and sketches.

Lord Alfred Harmsworth, Baron Northcliffe, was a successful publisher who owned the Daily Mail and many other newspapers and magazines. His newspapers, for some time, had emphasised a “coming revolution on the roads’, and despite being able to comfortably retire on the enormous (at the time) annual income of £150,000, Harmsworth worked hard to compile this, one of the most comprehensive and earliest books on motoring.
  A popular treatise first published in April 1902, and requiring a second edition a month later.

Provenance: Small booksellers plate of Henry March Gilbert & Sons.

Octavo (book size 19.5x14.5 cm), pp. xx 456 [2 (publisher’s ads)]. In publisher’s brown illustrated cloth, spine and front board illustrated and lettered in black brown and white, additional gilt lettering to spine, top edge tinted brown, patterned endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine slight spotting to page edges and prelims.   Ref: 109632   Price: HK$ 1,200