Princeton, NJ: Automobile Quarterly Publications, 1984.
First printing. 280 pp., 17.5 x 11.5 inches. Full leather over boards with cover and spine stamped in gold, all edges gilt, in folding leather-covered case. “An Automobile Quarterly Commemorative Marque Book” Edition of 2500 numbered copies, signed by the author. Illustrated throughout, with more than 400 black-and-white photographs and reproductions of schematic diagrams, advertisements, and documents, and more than 250 color photographs, many full page. In very fine condition, nearly as new (save for a small, faint spot on first few pages), in a near very good case with split corners and some discoloration. Inscribed on the front free endsheet by Nancy Cord Phelps (eldest of Cord’s three daughters with his second wife, Virginia Kirk Tharpe). Item #4150
A massive, detailed history of the many enterprises of Errett Lobban Cord (1894–1974), primarily in automobiles, but also in aircraft, real estate, mining, politics, and so on. With the book’s very large format, the full-page color photographs are virtual posters. Inscribed “To Dr. Jim Herz, a very special friend of E. L. and his family to have and enjoy during his lifetime, this book, my only copy. Nancy Cord Phelps, May 12, 1995."