Philadelphia: The American Text Book Co., 1911. 1911 Edition. Half black leather with leather corners and maroon cloth with titling and 6 gilt frames on the spine. 9.5" x 6.5", Vol. 1 pp 17-418 followed by a fold-out of chassis illustration, 419-935 followed by Certificate 14015 which gives the purchaser of these books two years free consultation from the engineers under employ by the publisher. Profusely illustrated with photographs, diagrams and line cuts. Very attractive set with clean, tight text block, firm binding, and attractive red marbled end papers and marbled outside edges. Exterior has early wear through at most corners, Vol 2 has a 1/2" closed tear at top of spine. These volumes include a description of all the various parts, their principles of operation, ignition systems, carburetors, magnetos, etc., methods of settling valves and other valuable information pertaining to their operation, management and repair. An indespensible work from the dawn of the Automotive Age. Very Good. Item #1370
"Consequently, to give everyone connected with the automobile industry this knowledge, which is of necessity required, this book has been written." (Preface).