London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company…1898
8vo, pp. xv (including the first leaf, blank), 218, (6) adverts. With 92 figures in the text. Original green cloth. Gathering G browned, front endpaper and rear inner hinge slightly loose, but a nice copy.
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of one of the early English works on the motor car, the first of which had been published only two years earlier. This book first appeared in French as the third of Lockert’s 4-volume work on road vehicles. Although the title refers only to petroleum motor cars, it includes bicycles, tricycles, and a discussion of acetylene as a fuel.