Lord Austin: The Man - Z. E. Lambert & R. J. WyattLondon: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with the laminate lifting a little at the join of the upper panel. Price Clipped. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece; Appendices ;
From the cover: “Austin cars are world-famous but very few know anything about Austin’s life, his personality, or his struggles in keeping together one of the largest car-producing plants during the difficult days between the wars.
Herbert Austin was nearly forty when he founded the great motor manufacturing firm at Longbridge which still bears his name although now part of the vast British-Leyland combine. He designed for Wolseley one of the earliest British cars before it was possible to use motor carriages on the public highway without petty restrictions.
His engineering genius gave the world the Austin Seven — ‘The Motor for the Millions’ — in the early 1920s, thus achieving one of his greatest aims: to provide for the man in the street an economical reliable car.
This book gives an account of the great man as a father, as an engineer, and as a man of generosity and genius.”