'A Memento', a Chas Sangster leather-bound edition of the 1904 Ariel Achievements 'First Car to Ascend Snowdon' and 'Land's End to John o'Groats' trials booklet, and related photographs,

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'A Memento', a Chas Sangster leather-bound edition of the 1904 Ariel Achievements 'First Car to Ascend Snowdon' and 'Land's End to John o'Groats' trials booklet, and related photographs,

Sold for £ 230 (US$ 307) inc. premium
'A Memento', a Chas Sangster leather-bound edition of the 1904 Ariel Achievements 'First Car to Ascend Snowdon' and 'Land's End to John o'Groats' trials booklet, and related photographs,
dark leather-bound with gilt tooling, illustrated and containing sometimes light-hearted poetic accounts of the trials and tribulations of both journeys endeavoured by Chas Sangster in his Ariel cars, 8vo, together with three photographs of the Snowdon adventure, a 1904 German Automobil-Zeitung magazine containing an image of one of the photographs and a small John o'Groats photograph of the cross-Britain tour.
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Footnotes

  • Director of Ariel Motors Ltd at that period, Chas Sangster was a talented designer, responsible for innovations in cycle, motorcycle and early motorcar component design and manufacture, also holding similar positions in other related companies including the Swift Company and the Rover Cycle Co.
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