RARE AUTO BOOKS For SALE

Listed for sale by us are single copies of First Edition automobile history books by Jan Sarnesjo and Ralph Stein, respectively.  MotometerCentral™ purchased the British Car Badge book new and Ralph Stein’s books in April 2016 from the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Library and Research Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania along with several others to serve as shelf reference books that are no longer needed and now made available for new ownership.

BRITISH CAR BADGES

Author Jan Sarnesjo’s “British Car Badges: The Complete Guide to the AA (Automobile Association) and RAC (Royal Automobile Club), their Affiliates and Competitors” is the preeminent book on British auto club badges and a must reference information guide on the subject for badge collectors and British car club historians.  Jan is also the author of “World of Car Badges.”

 

British Car Badges contains 112 pages, 900 photographs and covers 41 car organizations.  It was published in September 2009 by Darwin Books and was awarded “Best Book of the Month” by Classic & Sports Car Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front & Rear Cover page Actual Book Cover scans by MotometerCentral™

Inside Pages from various online sources (to preserve this book’s new-like condition and prevent folds & bends)

CONDITION:

Soft Cover

LIKE NEW –to- EXCELLENT

Shrink-wrap plastic opened but book interior pages not viewed.

Book spine binding in excellent condition – One small corner crimp on Front Cover (lower right).

Sold with original shrink-wrap and international postal tag.

Purchased new around 2010 or 2011.

 

SIZE: approx. 8 ¾” wide x 12 ¼” length

 

Pages - 112

 

MARKET VALUES: (Similar Used – Very Good to Like New Condition)

 

Abebooks = $32.75

 

Amazon.com = $78.08 - $84.22 plus $3.99 Shipping

MotomermeterCentral™'s Price for Sarnesjo's British Car Badges $25.99 Including 

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TREASURY OF THE AUTOMOBILE

 

 

 

From 1961 comes author Ralph Stein’s “The Treasury of the Automobile” published by Ridge Press|Golden Press New York.  In it noted former fine automobile collector and author, the late Ralph stein examines the origins of the automobile as an outgrowth of chariots and automobile racing to the development and refinement of luxury cars like Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Dusenberg, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes and Rolls Royce.

 

Well appointed with an abundance of color and black and white photo illustrations.

Chapters are well documented and referenced.

 

 

 

 

 

Author Bio: Ralph Stein born 1909 in New York City, NY.  Worked as a photographer and illustrator.  Served in WWII.  Illustrated “Popeye” cartoon for seven years.  Died 1994 at age 85 in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.  Wrote four highly regarded automobile books.  Noteworthy collector of rare automobiles.

 

CONDITION:

 

Hardcover with Dust Jacket

First Edition

USED - FAIR –to- GOOD

Formerly an AACA Library & Research Center reference book.

Dust Cover very worn; has tears; tape; and, small missing sections around edges from routine contact with other books on shelf.  Little white square on back cover does not appear on actual cover.

Otherwise underlying book is in Very Good Condition

All pages intact

 

 

HARDCOVER with Dust Jacket

Hardcover is Brown woven cloth bound

 

SIZE: approx. 8 ½” wide x 11 ½” length

 

Pages - 249

 

MARKET VALUES: (Similar Used – Good –to- Very Good Condition)

 

Abebooks = $15.50 = $3.99 Shipping

 

Amazon.com = $20.00 - $45.00 plus $3.99 Shipping

 

MotomermeterCentral™'s Price for Stein's Treasury of the Automobile $14.99 Including U. S. Postal delivery cost.   Press Here to PAY NOW via Paypal

 

 

 

 

 

“THE WORLD OF THE AUTOMOBILE”

 

Author Ralph Stein

Illustrator Thomas H. Burnside

 

 

 

 

 

Stein covers early steam-powered horseless carriages to 1970s exotic Ferrari supercars.  His chapter titled “The Gentry” – pages 92-121 – covers some breathtakingly beautiful automobiles that include great pictures of a 1949 Type 175 Delahaye coupe de ville body by Saoutchik, a 1935 540K Mercedes-Benz, a 1929 SSK Mercedes body by Corsica Coachworks, a 1939 V-12 Delahaye with coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi along with many other ultra sleek autos.

 

 

 

Indulgently supplied with vividly colored photos, period advertisement and illustrations and black and white photos that stir an automotive collector’s passion.

CONDITION:

First Edition, Published 1973

Book is USED in VERY GOOD Condition.

 

Hardcover.

Heavyweight glossy paper pages.

Dust Cover shows some age, wear and usage indications, but otherwise very solid reference quality.

Missing an apparent photo illustration on page 211/212, obviously straight edge cut then torn from book spine binding during previous ownership and usage period (See above Photo)

Excellent reference book on automotive history.  Content is still relevant today and great for auto history buffs. –Book was acquired in April 2016 from the AACA Library & Research Center Hershey, PA,

 

SIZE: approx. 8 ½” wide x 11 ½” length

 

Pages - 252

 

MARKET VALUES: (Similar Used – Good –to- Very Good Condition)

 

Abebooks = $15.50 = $3.99 Shipping

 

Amazon.com = $2.00 - $199.99

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MotometerCentral™ is offering these fine auto history books of fair to excellent/like new used books at a fair price that includes U. S. domestic Postal Service delivery (lower 48) with a tracking number in a padded envelop.  Condition is as stated and shown in accompanying pictures.  Okay to ask questions or inquire further.  Only one copy of each is currently available and shall be sold on a “first come . . . first served” basis without reserve or deposit.  Ineligible for return. 

 

Please view all pictures and perform own, independent due diligence and research on the books before purchasing.  Item will ship within 48-hours of payment receipt (holidays –and- weather permitting) unless local pickup arranged. 

 

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These are Used books as they were either purchased in that prior state/condition or should be considered such due to exterior packaging having been opened.

Book Condition ratings are based upon comparable book conditions on the listed and other sources selling similar condition copies which should be considered subjective and not definitive or absolute.  Please inquire if more information is needed or required to assist your purchasing decision.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

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