Publisher Information: London: Whittacker, 1896.
Sennett, Alfred Richard. “Carriages without horses shall go.” Being a reprint of a paper on horseless road locomotion . . . to which is added remarks on the future of horseless road locomotion; notes on the new enactment; the Locomotives on Highways Act, 1896; evolution in modes of travel; the “Engineer” competition 1897; the local government board regulations; and other matter. 8vo. xvi, 131, pp. Frontispiece and 30 wood-engraved and half-tone plates. London: Whittaker & Co., 1896. 216 x 139 mm. Original printed wrappers, some wear and spotting, spine chipped, split in front hinge. Very good.
First Edition of one of the earliest books on the automobile, especially remarkable for its many illustrations of early “horseless carriages.” The original printed wrappers in which this copy was bound were fragile and generally did not survive. Norman 1931. See Dibner, Heralds of Science, 184.Book Id: 46120