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The Magic of a Name - Rolls Royce (3 volumes in slipcase)

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The Magic of a Name tells the story of the first 40 years of Britain's most prestigious manufacturer - Rolls-Royce. Beginning with the historic meeting in 1904 of Henry Royce and the Honourable C.S. Rolls, and the birth in 1906 of the legendary Silver Ghost, Peter Pugh tells a story of genius, skill, hard work and dedication which gave the world cars and aero engines unrivalled in their excellence. In 1915, 100 years ago, the pair produced their first aero engine, the Eagle which along with the Hawk, Falcon and Condor proved themselves in battle in the First World War. In the Second the totemic Merlin was installed in the Spitfire and built in a race against time in 1940 to help win the Battle of Britain. With unrivalled access to the company's archives, Peter Pugh's history is a unique portrait of both an iconic name and of British industry at its best.

Three book set in a slip case:
The First 40 years
Part Two: The Power Behind the Jets
Part Three: A Family of Engines

Very good condition
Slip case is slightly scratched
Dust jackets

Item details

Author(s):
Pugh, P.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1840461519
ISBN-13:
9781840461510
Publisher:
Icon
Title:
The Magic of a Name - Rolls Royce (3 volumes in slipcase)

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The Magic of a Name tells the story of the first 40 years of Britain's most prestigious manufacturer - Rolls-Royce. Beginning with the historic meeting in 1904 of Henry Royce and the Honourable C.S. Rolls, and the birth in 1906 of the legendary Silver Ghost, Peter Pugh tells a story of genius, skill, hard work and dedication which gave the world cars and aero engines unrivalled in their excellence. In 1915, 100 years ago, the pair produced their first aero engine, the Eagle which along with the Hawk, Falcon and Condor proved themselves in battle in the First World War. In the Second the totemic Merlin was installed in the Spitfire and built in a race against time in 1940 to help win the Battle of Britain. With unrivalled access to the company's archives, Peter Pugh's history is a unique portrait of both an iconic name and of British industry at its best.

Three book set in a slip case:
The First 40 years
Part Two: The Power Behind the Jets
Part Three: A Family of Engines

Very good condition
Slip case is slightly scratched
Dust jackets

Author(s):
Pugh, P.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1840461519
ISBN-13:
9781840461510
Publisher:
Icon
Title:
The Magic of a Name - Rolls Royce (3 volumes in slipcase)

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