​An Illustrated Guide To Type & Specification 1899-1904

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SUMMARY & SPECIFICATION

DE DION BOUTON, An Illustrated Guide To Type & Specification 1899-1904.

Hardback - 230mm x 297mm, 96 pages with 50 line drawings and more than 150 colour plates.

Publication first published in 2016 by Surrenden Press. Publication printed and bound by Short Run Press Ltd. Graphic Design by Natasha Edwards. 
In the first few years of the 20th century the level of technical progress in the construction of motor cars was remarkable, as evidenced by the output from De Dion Bouton’s Puteaux works. 

In September 1899 the company produced its first rear-engined, four-wheeled, twin-speed vehicle with a single cylinder engine, an unsprung back axle, no rear brakes, and very limited accommodation. 

Five years later, in December 1904, a four cylinder, four-speed vehicle, fully sprung and capable of carrying limousine coachwork and a full complement of passengers in comfort over long distances, was available. 


Between 1899 and 1904 De Dion Bouton produced 16 Types of passenger vehicle in single and twin cylinder configuration. With the help of more than 50 line drawings and 150 colour photographs, this books sets out to trace the course of vehicle development, summarises the essential technical information, and clearly identifies the characteristics of each Type. 

DE DION BOUTON: An Illustrated Guide to Type & Specification 1899-1904 will be of interest to all veteran car enthusiasts with the appetite to learn more about the vehicles produced at the turn of the century by the world’s largest motor manufacturer. 
230 mm
297 mm

TESTIMONIALS​

Many thanks to all those who have commented on the publication.

"Congratulations on the splendid presentation, content of this Gem of a guide to the intricacies and style of this very reliable and popular vehicle."  
"I have had a good look at your book, it really is very good, and frankly does what it says on the cover. I do so hope that it is as successful as it deserves to be" 

"The book has arrived today and I have digested most of it already, as it was EXACTLY what I expected of it. It is the perfect book for someone who owns of will once own a veteran De Dion Bouton !"
"... your beautifully presented book has arrived. You have certainly entered a minefield in writing a book identifying the many variations of De Dion Bouton Types made from 1899 to 1904. An in depth study is long overdue."
"I received your excellent DDB book today and read it from cover to cover and found it fascinating. Fantastic dedication to detail."​​​​​

"Very well made as well, a perfect father/daughter cooperation! A really well-laid-out and clear reference book, with a wealth of useful information and fabulous photos.  Great value for money."​​

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SAMPLE PAGES

DE DION BOUTON
An Illustrated Guide To Type & Specification 1899-1904.

  1. Voiturette  Type G2
    Voiturette Type G2
    De Dion Bouton Type & Specification 1899-1904
  2. Single Cylinder Type J
    Single Cylinder Type J
    De Dion Bouton Type & Specification 1899-1904
  3. Content
    Content
    De Dion Bouton Type & Specification 1899-1904
  4. Voiturette Chassis & Suspension
    Voiturette Chassis & Suspension
    De Dion Bouton Type & Specification 1899-1904
  5. Twin Cylinder Type W
    Twin Cylinder Type W
    De Dion Bouton Type & Specification 1899-1904
  6. Single Cylinder Type J
    Single Cylinder Type J
    De Dion Bouton Type & Specification 1899-1904
  7. Twin Cylinder Type W
    Twin Cylinder Type W
    Description

PUBLICATION REVIEWS

  1. The Automobile, February 2017
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    The Automobile, February 2017
  2. The SAHB Times, Spring 2017
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    The SAHB Times, Spring 2017
  3. The Veteran Car Club Gazette, February 2017
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    The Veteran Car Club Gazette, February 2017
  4. The VSCC Bulletin 2, Spring 2017
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    The VSCC Bulletin 2, Spring 2017
  5. The VSCC Bulletin 2, Spring 2017
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    The VSCC Bulletin 2, Spring 2017