This handsome boxed set is very rare as each edition had a limited printing making this an extremely rare offering of this standard reference work for collectors. 11" x 8.5" Volume I: Automotive Mascot: A Design in Motion, The Early Years, softcover with over 100 illustrations, 304 pages, ltd edition of 2,500, ISBN: 973886609 A beautiful book on car mascots. Packed with color photographs of the highest quality this first volume explores the roots of mascot design. Some of the earliest figural and non-figural mascots are presented from historic as well as design perspective. Three volumes in all are planned and when complete will become the standard reference work for mascot collectors. Of the finest quality and strongly recommended. Volume II: Automotive Mascot: A Design in Motion, The Golden Years, over 300 illustrations, 288 pages, ltd edition of 2,500, ISBN: 973886617 Volume II shows the transition from radiator cap mascot to hood ornament. This was a golden age of creativity. It chronicles automotive mascots of English, French and American origin through the 1930's Rich elegant burgundy coloured cover compliments the first volume. The quality of the photos allows the reader to see the mascots in great color detail The text provides accurate dating, a critical detail for advanced collectors. The footnotes and bibliography provide an ease of access to other reference sources. The format is friendly and will be sure to win novice collectors. When the three volumes are complete, they will provide the novice and the expert with a detailed reference to over 550 mascots and hood ornaments. Volume II: Automotive Mascot: A Design in Motion, The Latter Years, 325 illustrations, 288 pages, ltd edition of 1,500, ISBN: 973886625 Volume III reveals the hood ornament as a surprising art form, a true design in motion. Ever increasing speed demanded the more streamlined forms of the latter years.
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Book Description Artanana Publishing, Victoria, B.C., 2010. Book Condition: New. First Edition - Limited to 500 Copies. 176 pgs. Excellent photos by Bruce Stewart; many life size. A fine copy. New. From the author's collection; showing 135 mascots/hood ornaments in detail. 33 of the mascots do not appear in any other reference book. 61 French, 33 English, 29 American and 12 of other countries trace a chronology of design from 1905 to 1951. An excellent reference and high quality art/photography book. Other related titles by Colwill, also availble from this book seller. Increased shipping charges may be required for this heavier volume. Size: Oblong 11 x 8.5 inches. Hard Cover. Bookseller Inventory # 1298a