Homans, James E. >>
Title Self Propelled Vehicles, 5e : (5th Edition, 1907) a Practical Treatise on the Theory, Construction, Operation, Care and Management of all Forms of Automobiles
Book Condition Poor with no dust jacket
Edition Fifth Edition
Publisher N. Y. : Theodore Audel & Company; 1907
Seller ID 14830
598 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Red cloth, black and gilt spine lettering, glossy red endpapers, 399 b/w illustrations (mostly diagrams, a few photos) including three very nice tipped-in diagrams, including one gatefold. ; Very early book on automotive maintenance, published in the days when there were still steam and electric, as well as gasoline cars on the road. ; Copyright 1902. This is 5th Edition, Revised and Enlarged, 1907. Full sub-subtitle: 'With upwards of 500 illustrations and diagrams, giving the essential details of construction and many important points on the successful operation of the various types of motor carriages driven by Steam, Gasoline and Electricity'. ; Quite worn. Binding is nearly shot, boards hanging on by threads. Juvenile pencil scribbles on rear endpaper, rear blank page, and reverse of front free endpaper. Front flyleaf torn out and missing. Old date (Apr. 21 Rec) stamped on reverse of frontispiece. Three small puncture wounds to cloth on spine, affecting one letter in the word Vehicles. A few pages have small spots or smudges, but everything readable. No missing text pages. Sold as is.