Finely bound history of Rolls Royce. (c.1950)



Published: G. T. Foulis & Co. London. No date. Circa 1950.

Date: c.1950

REVISED EDITION. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.8 inches). Illustrated with six tipped-in colour plates, from paintings by Roy Nockolds, each mounted onto grey paper with a printed caption below. A fine copy in a fine full dark red morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Single ruled gilt border on boards. Triple gilt ruled border on inside of boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy in an attractive, fine leather binding.

Printed presentation note on front blank endpaper which has been filled in and then signed and dated (23/5/50) by Ernest Walter Hives, the Chairman of Rolls Royce.

Originally written in 1938, Nockolds book provides a definitive history of the Rolls-Royce Company. In the prologue to this edition, Nockholds also recounts the luxury car brand's contribution to the Allies' war effort through its manufacture of airplane engines.


Offered by Paul Foster