Publisher New York National Automobile Chamber of Commerce Incorporated 1919
Seller ID 000219
New York: National Automobile Chamber of Commerce Incorporated, 1919. (16th Annual Hand Book) Dark tan paper covers (softcover) in no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-3/4" tall. 205 pp. Full alphabetical index of all vehicles, including description of officers of the Nat'l Automobile Chamber of Commerce (2 pages). An illustrated book featuring the premier automobile companies, and their featured autos. A technical reference with listings of each vehicle, listing: colors available, cylinders, horsepower, cooling, ignition, starting system, wiring, transmission, drive, rear axle, seating capacity, as well as price (if company lists them). Each vehicle listing has one side-profile illustration of the vehicle. Index of gasoline passenger, commercial and electric vehicles. A total of 118 automobile companies listed (some overlap between passenger and commercial gasoline vehicles). A rich and extremely useful reference for early vehicle enthusiasts. Example featured companies: Studebaker, Buick, Pierce-Arrow, Chandler, Haynes, Chevrolet, Allen, Mercer, Olds, Fiat, Cadillac, Packard, etc. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Soiling and darkening to paper covers. Covers have chipped head and tail of spine. Front and back covers loose from text block. Some sections of outer spine separated (but attached) to text block. Previous owner's spine label removed, with white marking on front, spine and rear cover. Previous owner's embossed stamp present on two interior pages (front two title pages). Interior contents very clean and tight. No interior writing present. Not ex-library.