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London, Ward, Lock & Co., [1929]..

'New and Revised Edition'. 8vo. Original green cloth blocked in black. Dust-jacket.

Transportative jacket artwork on this vintage guide to car maintenance.


London, Hutchinson, [1935].

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 10/6.

Land speed record holder, adventurer, treasure hunter and avid motor racer Sir Malcolm Campbell recounts his exciting life.


Being an account of one season of B. Bira, the racing motorist.
London & Watford, Sun Engraving Co. Ltd, Printed for Private Circulation only, 1936.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket.

The continued motor-racing adventures of Prince Chula's cousin Prince Birabongse Bhanudej (aka "B. Bira").


Foreword by Henry Maxwell
London & Watford, Sun Engraving Co. Ltd, Printed for Private Circulation only, 1935.

First edition. 8vo. Original blue pictorial cloth. Dust-jacket.

"One notable book Prince Chula wrote in 1935, "Wheels At Speed," recorded his cousin Bira's first try as a race-car driver. The book was originally intended as a book for only friends and family, but after a few copies went public, interest in the book, increased. Publishers G. T. Foulis re-issued the book ten years after it was first written. MG aficionados will enjoy Wheels at Speed." Wikipedia.


Some lessons in the science of shot gun shooting
London, Geoffrey Bles, 1925.

First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 5s.

A practical guide to guns and shooting, by one of London's then leading gunsmiths. Scarce in the dust-jacket.


London, Putnam, 1935.

First English edition. 8vo. Original black cloth lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket.

Big-Game Hunting in Kenya, Tanganyika and Uganda. Uncommon in the jacket.


London, Longmans, 1957.

First edition. 8vo. Original green boards. Dust-jacket, price sticker of 15/- to inside flap.

A very good first edition of this uncommon cookery book, "not merely a collection of recipes, but a compendium of useful information on every aspect of cookery. No Nigerian home should be without it." (jacket). The pink here is fresh and bright in the main.