The Morris Oxford (series"MO"): Owner's Operation Manual & Workshop Manual - First Edition
Nuffield Exports Ltd., Crowley Oxford UK, nd. (c.1949) & Scientific Magazines Publishing Co., Rockdale NSW, 1949. Two volumes: octavo; stapled booklet with printed yapp covers; 76pp., with many monochrome illustrations; & quarto; hardcover, with printed boards; 99pp. with many monochrome photolithographic illustrations. Moderate wear; covers well rubbed and marked with edgewear; some mild foxing and marks to the preliminaries; text block and page edges toned; previous owner's inscription in pencil to the inside front cover of the Workshop Manual. Very good. Laid in: an accompanying folding wall chart for maintenance. For many years, one of the most profitable areas of publishing for writers was the production of detailed manuals for the care and servicing of various makes of automobiles. These workshop manuals allowed mechanics, suddenly faced with a model of vehicle with which they had no experience, to 'hit the ground running' as it were, with the maintenance work to be done. On the flip side, from early days, car manufacturers realised that a new car owner might appreciate a detailed guide book explaining the best usage of their high-value purchase, and so they produced instruction books for the cars' new owners. Here we have - quite serendipitously - both the workshop manual and the owner's guide for the same make and model of car, along with the wall-chart, originally issued with the workshop manual and not often found nowadays, designed to be hung on the wall of the mechanics' garage for easy reference.
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Book number: 200478
AUD 38.50 [Appr.: EURO 23.75 US$ 27.77 | £UK 21.75 | JP¥ 2904]