1928. Item #16182
Robertson, Cecil. Coachbuilding--Past and Present. London: Hooper & Co. (Coachbuilders), n.d. . 80p, many photos + 20p of ads, chiefly for luxury cars and their fittings. Very good hardcover (gilt-stamped black leather, faded). ** About half the book treats the history and construction of horse-drawn vehicles, and half treats the "advent" and "rapid development" of the motorcar. The last chapter is devoted to the Hooper automotive firm. The frontispiece shows the State Coach, renovated by Hooper in 1901. Laid in: 1931 letter from Wessex Motors of Salisbury presenting this book to Capt. H.C. Alston-Roberts-West, with a 4-page flyer promoting the new 20/25 horsepower Rolls-Royce, "which is available for demonstration and could be sent to your residence." Label mounted on title page reads, "With the Compliments of Wessex Motors Ltd. who supply Rolls-Royce Cars with Coachwork by Messrs. Hooper & Co., Ltd." Somewhat scarce. [Attingham].