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Car Mascots. An Enthusiast's Guide.

  • Author:
    Sirignano, Giuseppe di & Sulzberger, David
  • Publisher:
    Macdonald and Jane's, London, 1977
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First edition. First edition, 1977. Hardback. 120pp. Dust jacket. Car mascots, the modern equivalent of the fanciful figureheads on the prows of sailing ships, indulged the fantasy of car owners in the early days of automobiles. The authors show how the craze for these odd designs swept through America and Europe in the first four decades of the twentieth century, gradually disappearing after the Second World War. Their significance in their own day, their value as collectors' items, their history and, sometimes, their absurdities, are described in this lively book. A sure source of amusement and interest, not only to collectors of the mascots, but to anyone interested in the history of the car and in twentieth century taste. 10 full colour plates and 215 black & white illustrations. Book in very good condition. A little damp staining to top edges. Dust jacket very good and unclipped. Also a little damp stained at top. Spine faded. Just a little light edge wear.

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