El Toro. A Motor Car Story of Interior Cuba

ESTEP, E. Ralph. El Toro. A Motor Car Story of Interior Cuba.

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ESTEP, E. Ralph. El Toro. A Motor Car Story of Interior Cuba. Detroit, Packard Motor Car Company, 1909.

8vo. Brown cloth-backed boards; upper board lettered in white, ornamented in brown, with central pictorial ornamentation; illustrated endpapers; with numerous lithographic plates after black and white photographs (included in pagination), with accompanying tissue guards with printed red captions; light rubbing to extremities; a small pencil mark to upper board, with very light scratching to lower board; a very attractive copy.
First edition. 'Occasionally business has experiences which are interesting on their own account. To set them down in words is an agreeable task and entirely different from the making of business literature of the familiar kinds. This narrative is just the relation of what happened, when, on what business bent, we strayed into the unknown and stayed to have a motoring experience, which was far enough from the conventional to deserve a place in the realm of adventure. The tale is here recounted in the hope that it will possess for others a degree of the interest which, for ourselves, has made it a substantial part of our recollections. Most of all, ye unworthy scribe hopes that the narration will be acceptable to those who made it possible - to Sidney D. Waldon, father of the great idea and leading spirit of the enterprise resulting therefrom, Edwin S. George, Fred Crebbin, and Rogelio Gaarken.' (Preface).