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The Stanley Steamer : America's Legendary Steam Car

by Kit Foster

foreword by Beverly Rae Kimes

Estes Park, CO: The Stanley Museum Publisher, 2004

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ.

  • ISBN: 1886727074
  • Cover features the title of the book in big gilt letters against a bright red background with an Illustrated DJ featuring a painting by Laurids Lauridsen from 1984.
  • Boards have a slight bow to them.
  • Corners are sharp.
  • Spine has gilt text against a red background.
  • Binding is strong and secure.
  • Illustrations and photographs are bright and clear.
  • Book includes the original pre order slip. (See Photos).
  • Interior is exhibits minimal signs of age and wear.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Inside pages are midlly rippled, which seems to be caused by a publishing issue.
  • Text block edges are slightly foxed on the bottom edge. (See Photos).
  • Illustrated DJ has some edgewear and shelfwear as well as a 1/2 inch tear on the back top edge. (See Photos).
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • AJ2020.0127

548 pages. 9 x 12 inches.

The Stanley Steam Car has enjoyed a long life following its corporate demise. As the old car hobby began to take off after World War II, advertisers began to look back nostalgically at early automobiles. The Stanley Steamer was one of the popular cars that began appearing on calendars, thermometers, and advertising of all sorts. As Kit Foster noted in his authoritative book, The Stanley Steamer: America's Legendary Steam Car, these took a wide variety of forms.

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