[L. Scott Bailey]
The Automobile Quarterly. The Connoisseurs Magazine of Motoring, Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow.
Seller ID: 2109L(1)
L. Scott Bailey, Pub. (1962- 1986); CBS etc. (1987- 2012). Volumes 1 through 32, 128 issues complete. Hardcover, long folio (28 cm), in pictorial cloth binding, gilt title and decoration. Automobile Quarterly’s expertly written articles are illustrated with art work and photography of a high order, the gold standard in fact. Each highly illustrated issue was produced in hardcover, as a long folio (28 cm), in a pictorial cloth binding, with gilt titles and decoration. The Quarterly continued on for some years after Bailey’s retirement with the Columbia Broadcasting System, among others, as publisher, but Bailey’s design for the publication was not altered until the late 1990’s, quite late in the life of publication. For many, who lacked the wherewithal to acquire, say, their own Stutz Boat Tail Speedster, this quarterly display of automotive elegance was probably the next best thing. In the New York Times obituary notice for Mr. Bailey, Paul Vitello says, in part, ‘In the 24 years he ran Automobile Quarterly before retiring in 1986, Mr. Bailey published an unbroken chain of gold-embossed [sometimes silver gilt] quarterly reports that constituted a virtual archive of the known universe of the car: long biographical essays about racecar drivers, designers and forgotten inventors of breakthrough automotive technologies; historical dissertations on classics like the Duesenberg; offbeat yarns like the definitive story of the gyroscopically balanced two-wheel motorcar designed in 1914 by Count Peter Schilovsky of Russia.…’ (15 July 2012). Condition is mostly Near Fine with a few issues Very Good. The complete run of thirty-two volumes…. $1600. A Note on Shipping: The Automobile Quarterly is printed on heavy, high-quality, coated paper, and shipping charges ordinarily can be quite high, especially for cross-border shipments. However, to moderate the cost of shipping we will ship to any U. S. point via USPS Media Mail as the most economical shipping option. While there is no Canadian counterpart to Media Mail, we will find the most economic means for shipping, even if it means putting it on the bus.
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