c1915 SUPER SCRAPBOOK AND RELIC OF EARLY 2OTH CENTURY WAR MACHINES: ONE MAN'S HOMAGE TO THE MARRIAGE OF COMBUSTIBLE ENGINES AND WORLD WAR I MACHINE WARFARE INCLUDING A 4 MONTH DIARY OF A FAMOUS MOTORCYCLE RACER AND DESPATCH RIDER

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $2,255.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a super, original World War I scrapbook and diary of motorcycle racer and wartime despatch rider A. J. Sproston. The unknown composer of this sensational, meticulously created and kept scrapbook titled his work "The Petrol Forces at the Front" being an homage to all the newish early 20th Century war machines that all worked because of the combustible engine: tanks, 'war cars', fighter aircraft, motorcycles etc. The 65 or so page 6.5" by 8" book begins with 30 pages dedicated to Mr A. J. Sproston, a well known racing motorcyclist titled "Four Months Under Fire" relating to his experiences as a despatch rider 16 August 1914 to 24 November 1914. The remaining pages are of articles describing life and experiences of the Royal Flying Corps pilots and in particular their encounters with Zeppelins including: 'Dazzling Feat - the first confirmed Zeppelin destroyed by air attack.' 'Chasing a Zeppelin Hide and Seek in the Clouds an account of an RFC observer.' This is a fascinating manuscript relic of World War I by a dedicated historian in a unique subject area. Overall VG+.

Title: c1915 SUPER SCRAPBOOK AND RELIC OF EARLY 2OTH CENTURY WAR MACHINES: ONE MAN'S HOMAGE TO THE MARRIAGE OF COMBUSTIBLE ENGINES AND WORLD WAR I MACHINE WARFARE INCLUDING A 4 MONTH DIARY OF A FAMOUS MOTORCYCLE RACER AND DESPATCH RIDER

Author Name: UNKNOWN.

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN UK, 1915

Book Condition: Very Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002023

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