Automobile Quarterly - Full set of 217 vols. 1962-2012
Bailey, L. Scott (founder), et al., AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY, New York: Automobile Quarterly, 1962-2012. First eds., varying colored pictorial hardcovers w/gilt titling and full color pictorial boards, 8vo (8.750x11.00"), fine/n.a., full set 217 vols., approx. 24,000 pp. Some very light age-toning to initial volumes, a few small dents, barely worth mentioning, possibly present from publishing seem to be this set's only flaws. Bindings are very tight, all plates - most in color - seem to be present and are delightful.
Automobile Quarterly was produced from the Spring of 1962 until the Spring of 2012. This is a complete uninterrupted set of 217 volumes along with the ancillary materials contained in the various volumes across the years. All indexes to the series are included in that number. This is the "Connoisseur's Magazine of Motoring Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow" - "A cross between the New Yorker and Encyclopedia Britannica in the world of auto mania." The founder and first editor was L. Scott Bailey, who quite ironically passed away just after the last volume was published; albeit by another publisher who had purchased the series some years before.
What a spectacular sector of Captured Tyme - quite the distinctive set of books indeed. It is very rare to find the entire set completely together and in such fine condition.