Alf Francis, Racing Mechanic.

Francis, Alf & Peter Lewis.

Published by G. T. Foulis, 1957
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8.5" x 5.5". 336pp. Green cloth, in dust wrapper. Ownership signature, else near fine condition. Bright VG+ jacket. With many drawings and black & white photo illustrations. With a foreword by Stirling Moss. Francis was a highly regarded race car mechanic. With much on the cars themselves, the various figures in the sport, races, etc. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Alf Francis, Racing Mechanic.
Publisher: G. T. Foulis
Publication Date: 1957
Binding: Hardback

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Alf Francis with Peter Lewis
Published by G. T. Foulis & Co Ltd., London (1959)
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Book Description G. T. Foulis & Co Ltd., London, 1959. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. This copy is bound in green cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine There is a neat inscription to the f.e.p. There is a tape repair to pp11 where the page has at some time come loose. There is some occasional spotting to the page edges. The unclipped dustwrapper has a few small nibbled to the head of the spine and some occasional spotting. Alf Francis, born Alfons Kowaleski on June 18, 1918 in Danzig in West Prussia, currently Poland, died on June 28, 1983 in Oklahoma City, United States) was a motor racing mechanic and racing car constructor. Francis was born in Danzig but left during World War II, first for Portugal, then by sea to Liverpool in the UK, where he joined the Polish 1st Armoured Division. After World War II, he changed his nationality to British, and his name to Alf Francis. He became a racing mechanic for Stirling Moss and the Chief Mechanic at Rob Walker Racing Team. At Rob Walker Racing Team, he maintained many Grand Prix cars including Cooper-Climax and Lotus 18, and helped developing the team's own Formula 1 car called Walker Special. Working with transmission engineer and designer Valerio Colotti, he became a partner of Colotti-Francis, and moved to Italy. Illustrated with many black and white photographs from the author's collection. Ref Z4 Size: 336pp. Bookseller Inventory # 015857

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Peter Lewis, Alf Francis
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Book Description GT Foulis & Co. Ltd., UK, 1957. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor wear and tear, chipping. Pages are clean, text and pictures are intact and unmarred. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001556224

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Alf Francis; Peter Lewis
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Book Description GT Foulis & Co. Ltd., UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 618270392

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Francis, Alf & Lewis, Peter
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ISBN 10: 0854299378 ISBN 13: 9780854299379
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Book Description Haynes, 1991. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1991. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. B/w photos. The story of Alf Francis. Wrapper: Price-cut [S]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1712774

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Francis, Alf (as told to) Lewis, Peter/Moss, Stirling (foreword)
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Book Description Haynes Publishing Group 2nd edition, Sparkford Nr. Yeovil, 1991. 341 p., frontis, photos, illus, index, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 62218

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FRANCIS, Alf / LEWIS, Peter
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Book Description GT FOULIS, 1959. Hardback in the dust-jacket. Second reprint of the First Edition. 336 pages. Fifteen photographic plates including the frontispiece. Edges of pages slightly spotted. A Fine copy in Fine d-j. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 5087

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Alf Francis, written by Peter Lewis. Foreword by Stirling Moss.
Published by G. T. Foulis, London, 1957 (1957)
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Book Description G. T. Foulis, London, 1957, 1957. First edition. Hardback. No date or edition stated, presumed first, foreword 1957. Very slight bump to top corner, slight lean, otherwise very good indeed in rubbed and worn dust jacket, rather chipped at rear. Bookseller Inventory # A122503

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Francis, Alf, Lewis, Peter
Published by Haynes Pubns (1992)
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Book Description Haynes Pubns, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110854299378

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Francis, Alf as told to Lewis, Peter
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Book Description G.T. Foulis n.d. {1957), London, 1957. Foreword by Stirling Moss (illustrator). 1st edition. 1st ed., pp.336, b/w plates, presentation copy signed by Alf Francis and the author to racing journalist, near fine in near fine unclipped d.j., now in protected sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # ABE93973

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LEWIS, PETER & FRANCIS, ALF
Published by G.T.FOULIS & CO, London (1957)
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Book Description G.T.FOULIS & CO, London, 1957. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 240x160mm Approx. SIGNED Copy by Author & Subject.H/b in D/j.Both VG.1st ed.1957. Considered to be one of the greatest motor-racing autobiographies of all time with forward by Stirling Moss. Olive Green boards with gilt lettering to spine. 336pp.illus. Frontis + 29 other mono photo . illustrations. Inscribed in ink on front free end paper "with best wiishes" and signed Alf Francis and underneath Peter Lewis. ( Olive Green boards with gilt lettering to spine,no other inscsps. Pages evenly tanned/ creamed. Binding sound & square] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 25s , it has at some time been protected with a cover glued, or taped, to reverse with consequential marks showing through white of rear panel and to flap folds. Spine is also foxed. 2 tears to rear panel of up to 20mm. A little general shelf wear/ soiling. A chance to obtain an autographed copy of a book concidered to be one of the best motor racing biographies of all time (per promotional writing of the Haynes/ Foulis reissue of 1991).now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 9056

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