We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. We have in stock some of the books on the program's suggested reading list. A selection of them, plus others that may be of interest, are included in "Featured Books" at the bottom of this page. Quantities are very limited. For other titles related to the program's theme, search by the keyword Attingham, or go to "Browse Horses" and then look through the topics Art, Driving (especially other World on Wheels volumes), Farming, Horses in Society & History, and Hunting. We're happy to ship postpaid to Attingham participants within the United States.

Coachbuilding--Past and Present [with Rolls-Royce material]
Robertson, Cecil

1928. Robertson, Cecil. Coachbuilding--Past and Present. London: Hooper & Co. (Coachbuilders), n.d. [1928]. 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]. (Item ID: 16182)


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