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The Automotive Mascot books, Complete Set of 5, by James R. Colwill

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The Automotive Mascot books, Complete Set of 5, by James R. Colwill
 
The set includes:
 
Volume 1, the Automotive Mascot, A Design in Motion, The Early Years, by James R. Colwill, 2005, 1st ed. of 1500.
Covers the years 1902 to 1925. Artistic mascots are featured with 25% being new to the existing mascot literature. A ratio of 200 mascots to 304 pages, allows many mascots to be shown in multiple photos, combining informed text and handy references to other literature. Many photos show the mascots in life size. The book has a strong soft cover with an added protective dustcover. 11" x 8.5", A-cond., (very minor shelf wear).
 
Volume 2, the Automotive Mascot, A Design in Motion, The Golden Years, by James R. Colwill, 2006, 1st ed. of 1500.
Details a chronology of mascot design, through the years 1926 to 1933. Dating of mascots is a priority, with several corrections to the existing literature. This is done in 288 entertaining and factual pages, 90% in color. Over 200 American, French and English designs are shown. Size: 11" x 8.5", Paper stock: Heavy paper throughout.  Strong soft cover with protective dustcover. A- cond., (very minor shelf wear).
 
Volume 3, the Automotive Mascot, A Design in Motion, The Latter Years, by James R. Colwill, 2007, 1st ed. of 1500.
Over 200 American, French and English examples present a chronology of mascot/hood ornament design through the years 1934 to 1995. 25% of the content is new to existing literature. The ratio of 200 mascots/hood ornaments to 288 pages, allows multiple photos, informative text, references to other literature and to US Design Patent drawings. This is a good reference book but it goes beyond that, to be an entertaining read. Size: 11" X 8.5". Strong soft cover with protective dustcover. A- cond., (very minor shelf wear).
 
Volume 4, The Automotive Mascot, Worldwide, un Objet d' Art, by James R. Colwill, 2010, 1st ed. of 650.
James R. Colwill and Bruce Stewart have co-authored this book as an art/photography book with the automotive mascot as the subject. Pictures are accompanied by related text that makes the book a good resource for mascot collectors. 135 mascots/hood ornaments are shown, most in life size. 33 of these mascots do not appear in any other reference book. 61 French, 33 English, 29 American and 12 of other countries trace a chronology of design from 1905 to 1951. Hard cover, 176 pages in color and printed to the very highest standard. Size 11" x 8.5", A- cond. (very minor shelf wear).
 
Volume 5, the Automotive Mascot, Worldwide, un Objet d' Art encore, by James R. Colwill, 2012, 1st ed. of 360.Co-authors James R. Colwill and Bruce Stewart Fresh from the printing press, this latest book is an art/photography book with the automotive mascot as the subject. It is a sequel to its companion, THE AUTOMOTIVE MASCOT WORLDWIDE un Objet d’Art. 129 mascots/hood ornaments are shown, most in life size. (45 of these mascots do not appear in any other reference book). Pictures are accompanied by related text. 15 French, 8 English, 92 American and 6 of other countries trace a chronology of design from 1909 to 1980. Hard cover, printed in color to the very highest standard. Size 11" x 8.5", 176 pages, A- cond., (very minor shelf wear).
 
 
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