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Power and Speed. Story of the Internal Combustion Engine. 1938

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Power and Speed. The Story of the Internal Combustion Engine on Land, at Sea and in the Air. Edited by F E Dean. Hard back 1938. Very rare & collectable. By experts of the time including Malcolm Campbell. B/W illustrations + fold out plates. 23 chapters

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W-21.5 D-2 L-29 (cm)

Item Reference:

60509-1235-1Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 60509-1235-1
Item No. 60509 - Dealer No. 1235 - Building No. 1


Power and Speed. The Story of the Internal Combustion Engine on Land, at Sea and in the Air.
Edited by Frederick E Dean. Hard back edition – no dust cover. 1938.

Very rare and extremely collectable. Carefully prepared by the experts of the time including the late Sir Malcolm Campbell, motoring journalist, who went on to break land and water speed records in the 1920s and 30s, and whose son Donald Campbell followed in the family tradition years later.

Contributors: Sir Malcolm Campbell, M.B.E.H.R.H. Prince Chula od Siam, G.C.V.O., FLT.-LT. Christopher Staniland, John Cobb, M. Ralph Horne, Humfrey E Simons, F.R.G.S.
Temple Press Limited, London
First Published in September 1938
2nd Impression November 1938.

This fascinating copy contains
Ten folding plates and numerous black and white illustrations

Chapters and Contents
1. The Power in Petrol
2. Super speeds on Land
3. Motor car Design
4. International 1,500 c.c. Racing
5. On Road and Track
6. British motor Sport
7. The Romance of Record Breaking
8. Mist on the Mountain
9. Wheels and Wings
10. The Aeroplane and its Motor
11. Air Routes of Empire
12. Air Transport
13. The Royal Air Force
14. The Aeroplane Height Record
15. The Era of the Commercial Motor
16. The Conquest of the Desert
17. Mechanization of Defence
18. Motor Boats
19. Service Motor Craft
20. The Water Speed Record
21. The Oil Engine
22. Diesel Locomotives and Engines
23. Modern Motor Ships


Item Reference
Width: 21.5 cm
Depth: 2 cm
Length: 29 cm
Vintage & Industrial
1930s, C20th
Country of Origin
Very good internally. The hardback cover is showing signs of age related wear and the spine is sun bleached. Commensurate with nearly 80 years.


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