Lot 182: Prinz Heinrich Fahrt 1909 (Prince Henry Tour 1909). A square-backed book with an illustrated soft cover, 166pp., published by the Continental Publishing & Gutta Percha Co. in 1910, almost every page has a monochrome illustration of a car, to include Ettore Bugatti driving a Deutz and Ferdinand Porsche driving a Daimler. Also included is The Russian Reliability Trial held between St. Petersburg and Riga during 27th and 31st of August, 1909, or the final 66 pages, there are reviews of Zeppelins and ballooning in Germany headed 'Conquests of the Air, a cord-tied binding, the cover a little scratched and soiled, paper edges rubbed but the content excellent. The event was named after Prince Albert Wilhelm Heinrich of Prussia, the brother of Wilhelm II, the Prince Henry Trials being held between 1908 and 1911, themselves being a precursor to the German Grands Prix. Only production touring cars with four seats and three passengers were admitted. (1)
Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models
Thursday, 12th November 2015
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