The Motor Car An Illustrated History, Gianni Marin & Andrea Mattei, 1963, HC, Good

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Marin, Gianni and Andrea Mattei. New York, London House and Maxwell, 1963
English, translated from Italian, Good hardcover oversize quarto, 11 1/4" x 8", 254 pp.

Good oversize quarto 11 1/4" x 8", navy cloth over boards, gold embossed depiction of an automobile to front, gold embossed title to spine, blue full page paper with white drawing of an automobile at pastedown to front and back. Head and tail rolled, slight rubbing to all 4 corners, mild edgewear, one large mark to front cover, text block is slightly sunned, otherwise bright and unmarked throughout. Full-color pictorial dust jacket featuring full photograph of an automobile that wraps from front to back with black title to front, heavy edge-wear, chipping at tail and head, 1/2" chip at bottom and 1 1/2" rip at bottom corner to front, 1.2" rip at top and 2" chip at top to back cover, chipping to bottom at back cover rubbing to all corners, now protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. 254 pp. Replete with numerous full-color and black-and-white illustrations. This book is an extensive look in to the evolution of automobiles through the eyes of the automobile racing experts, the Italians.