"The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile" aims to be the definitive reference work on the automobile, and an essential tool for all car enthusiasts. This volume explores the art of coachbuilding, paying tribute to the skills and traditions of the coachbuilder. It follows the art of coachbuilding from its roots in the late 19th century, through to the 1950s, by which time the coachbuilding tradition was in decline. However, some great names remained, and they too are included.
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.About the Author:
Nick Georgano was born in London in February 1932. He began his career as a motoring writer at the age of 7 when he prepared a truck catalogue which was typed out by his long-suffering mother. He was 16 when he first attempted to write an 'encyclopedia'. On coming down from Oxford in 1956 he became a preparatory schoolmaster during which time he helped his friend Ralph Doyle to revise his The World's Automobiles . Nick completed this after Ralph's death in 1961, an invaluable apprenticeship for editing the Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars, first published in 1968. On the strength of this he abandoned the schoolroom for the typewriter and has since edited or written 31 titles including The Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles (editor), The Encyclopedia of Motor Sport (editor), A History of Transport (editor), History of Sports Cars, History of the London Taxicab, Early Days on the Road (with Lord Montagu of Beaulieu), The American Automobile - a Centenary, The Art of the American Automobile, Britain's Motor Industry - The First 100 Years (editor). For the latter and for The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars he was awarded the Montagu Trophy of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He was Head Librarian at the National Motor Museum from 1976 to 1981. He is a member of the National Motor Museum Advisory Council and Trustee of the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust and the Horseless Carriage Foundation, California.
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Book Description The Stationery Office 2001, 2001. Hardbound. Book Condition: Fine(1). A rare 4 volume set in pristine condition. Previous owner stamp on inside cover. With d/j. Describes the often neglected area of coachbuilding and the coachbuilders who turned the Ôhorseless carriageÕ into an icon of 20th century design. Illustrated by: . Bookseller Inventory # AM10445