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G.W. Stamper: [ghosted by Dornford Yates].
What I Know. Reminiscences of Five Years' Personal Attendance upon His Late Majesty King Edward the Seventh.

London: Mills & Boon, 1913. First edition. viii, 364, + [4], 32 adverts: with a guarded tinted portrait drawing of the King as frontis. Pencilled note to front free endpaper: 'Given to me by Stamper - Dec 1913' followed by initials, probably 'ML'. Some quite obtrusive foxing to the first 20 pages, splash marks to p62-3 and p72-3, and some foxing to page edges throughout. In the original binding of navy cloth ruled and titled in gilt: front bright, joints rubbed, spine slightly dulled, crimped at the head and nicked at the foot. Very good firm copy. [In 1905 the author was abruptly taken into the King's service as his motor expert and engineer, in which capacity he accompanied him much of the time till his death. Stuffed with small anecdotes, and much discussion of cars and driving. It surprised me to learn that it was then considered normal for 'mischievous children' to throw stones at passing cars - even royal ones. Dornford Yates' first book.] Very Good.

Price: 62.00


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Thomas W. Wilby:
A Motor Tour Through Canada.

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1914. First edition. xviii, (ii), 290pp, with 31 illustrations from photographs. Photographs all very clean: initial and final leaves foxed, and some spotting in text. Spirited account of the author's journey from Halifax to Victoria. In the original binding of green cloth, titled to front in black and to spine in gilt: clean and firm, gilt dulled, one corner slightly knocked, and spine ends crimped. Very Good.

Price: 50.00


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Dewar, George A.B.: with an Introduction by Arthur Machen, and illustrated by Lionel Edwards:
The Pageant of English Landscape.

London: The Classic Press, 1924. First edition. 69pp, with headpiece, text illustrations, and endpapers by Lionel Edwards. Several of Edwards' little pictures show landscape being enjoyed from cars of the period. Contents clean and unmarked. Uncut fore- and bottom edges. Small octavo (6.4 x 4.3ins), in the original flecked red cloth lettered in gilt. Firm and clean, front quite bright; spine rather faded, ends fraying a little, with slight loss at the head; small nick to bottom edge of upper board, and slight blunting of corners. Good.

Price: 28.00


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The Automobile Club of Ceylon:
The Automobile Club of Ceylon Handbook.

Colombo: The Automobile Club of Ceylon, and printed by The Colombo Apothecaries Co Ltd, n.d. [1931]. Presumed first and only edition thus. 564pp, with photographs, some text illustrations, 74pp of maps in colour, a 50 page gazeteer, 100pp of itineraries, many advertisements, and much other information, some in tables, about sporting districts, roads, motoring in other countries, membership, and 100pp of laws and rules pertaining to driving. Contents clean and unmarked: tiny corner crease to a few of the first pages. Advert bookmark on string. c.6 x 4 ins, in the original binding of blue plasticated cloth titled in black, with rounded corners. Neat ownership name in black to upper board. Firm and bright, with scuffs to surface of lower board, and a few small marks, scuffs and indentations elsewhere. Very nice copy, very uncommon. VG+.

Price: 85.00


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Paul R. Pratt:
World Understanding on Two Wheels.

[Cobham, Surrey]: P.R. Pratt, [1980?]. First edition. 82pp, illustrated throughout with photos, plus a map, 8 unpaginated pages of photos and 12 of adverts. Pages clean and unmarked. In pictorial card covers, bright, firm, and clean, with a crease to the back cover and very slight scuffs and knocks to extremities. Very nice copy. VG+.

Price: 45.00


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Hugo Schupke: edited by Edward Bedingfield:
A Journey through Motorcycling Memories.

Sutton Coldfield: Newmark Editions, n.d. [1990s ?] Presumed first and only edition. [vi], 227pp, plus several pages of photographs. Contents very fresh and clean. Spanish bookseller's stamp to front pastedown. In the original binding of mottled red leatherette, spine titled in gilt, bright and sharp, like new. In the protected pictorial dust jacket with a plain spine: clean and fresh, with slight bumps to upper extremities. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 35.00


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