The Record Breakers by Leo Villa and Tony Gray (Paul Hamlyn, 1st edition 1969)
The Record Breakers – Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell, Land and Water Speed Kings of the 20th Century
Leo Villa and Tony Gray
Paul Hamlyn, 1st edition 1969
Leo Villa (1899-1979), racing mechanic for Malcolm and later Donald Campbell’s record attempts. Well illustrated throughout with many photographs taken from the author’s private collection.
Signed by Leo Villa to the half-title page.
Hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper. 160pp including b/w illustrations. Size: 11.25 x 8.5 inches approx. (286mm x 214mm).
Dustwrapper lightly worn to spine ends and corner tips; lightly foxed/spotted to verso. Spine and boards clean and bright; some bruising to spine ends and bumped to corners, especially to lower corner of boards. Page-block bumped to lower corner and showing throughout; biro ink ‘squiggle’ to page 147 (Appendix 1 – please see image) otherwise pages appear clean throughout; musty.
Nonetheless, remaining a nice, clean copy.