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My Thirty Years of Speed, Malcolm Campbell, 1935 1st ed. signed & inscribed
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Subject: Auto & Biography Printing Year: 1935
Format: Hardback Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Signed
Sub-Subject: Blue Bird Language: English



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My Thirty Years of Speed


Sir Malcolm Campbell


Publisher: Hutchinson & Co., undated, 1935, first edition.  Publisher’s red cloth with gilt titles on the spine.  Signed and inscribed by Malcolm Campbell: ‘To my good friend “C. Stuart Gerry” Wishing him many happy returns of the day, and a successful issue to our campaign. Malcolm Campbell, London, 25th October 1935’

The book is in good condition, with some light scattered foxing to the closed page edges and here and there throughout, and some marks to pages.  The book has been rebacked in matching red cloth, with the original spine cloth laid down on top.  Two of the plates hve some damage to their fore-edges.  The book is illustrated with 50 monochrome photographic illustrations, most plates with a single image, some with two.  The corners are bumped.  The book is mainly clean and is tight in its binding.  The signed inscription is clean and bright.

A fascinating account of the life of the man who broke the land speed record in the Blue Bird, among many other things, all at very high speed.

Octavo, 22cm tall, 270 pages, plus sixteen page publisher’s catalogue.


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