“Jaguar.The history of a great British car” by Andrew Whyte.

Estimate Price: (e£40-50)

Published by PSL A very rare proof copy of the 1990 first edition. One for the Jaguar bibliophile! Proof copies are without their hard binding and printed in tiny quantities – 5 or 6 at a time. They were sent to the author, professional proof readers and others directly involved in book production. Most are returned to the printer in order that corrections could be made before the presses rolled. In those pre-digital days is was rare indeed for any proof copies to survive. VG book in Good DW. Very rare.


‘Jaguar Guide’ by John Bentley.

Sold Price: £25.00

Sports Car Press, USA. 5.5 x 8. 124 pp. This small paperback book is another “must have” for the Jaguar bibliophile. Published in 1957 it was the first book published anywhere in the world that told the now familiar story of the Company from 1922 to the Le Mans victories in the 1950s. Rare. Important. VG.


A Different Breed of Cat’.

Sold Price: £21.00*

Published by Jaguar Cars in 1972 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the company.A photo-review of the company’s history and products. Although he is not credited, this book was written by Andrew Whyte. He was especially pleased with the Jaguar wings design on the end papers, which was his idea. An important book in any Jaguar library as it is the only hardback book ever published by Jaguar (as opposed to JDHT, etc.). VG.


“Jaguar Scrapbook” by Phillip Porter.

Estimate Price: (e£25-30)

Porter Press International. 2006. Large format – 14 x 12. 161 pp. A fascinating and completely unique book. Phillip Porter is one of the top Jaguar writers and over the years has assembled an amazing collection of Jaguar automobilia from the earliest days of the company. Interspersed among the material are quotes from the huge range of people associated with Jaguar that Philip has interviewed over the years. I picked this book up to catalogue it. Nearly an hour later I was still reading! Mint/Fine.


“Jaguar. A Complete Illustrated History” by Philip Porter.

Estimate Price: (e£10-15).

Warne. 1984. 8.5 x 11. 160 pp. Includes signed letter from John Egan enclosing this copy of the book. DW noticeably rubbed. Corners of book sl bmpd. Good/Good.


‘Jaguar’ by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.

Estimate Price: (e£10-15).

Quiller Press.1982. 10 x 11. 267 pp. The 4th edition of Lord Montagu’s standard work on the marque. Fine/VG.


‘Beaulieu’. Published by Lord Montagu

Estimate Price: (e£10-15).

1952. 40 pp. 5 x 7.5. An intriguing hardback booklet given the story of Beaulieu reaching back to the establishment of the monastery in the early 13th century. No author is credited but this is Lord Montagu’s own work. A most unusual addition to any collection of books touching on Beaulieu and the central role played in the classic car movement by successive Lords Montagu. Fine.


‘The Jaguar Driver’s Yearbook 1979-80’ by Paul Skilleter.

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Magpie Publishing Company 1980. 1st edition. 119 pp. 8.5 x 12. The third of Paul Skilleter’s well-researched and well-illustrated compilations. d/w has spine-fade o/w Fine/Fine.


‘Jaguar – the Legend’ by Jonathan Wood.

Estimate Price: (e£10-15).

Paragon.1997. 80 pp. 10 x 8. A useful overview distinguished by particularly good photography of restored cars of the marque. Pull at head of dw spine. Good/Fine.


‘Jaguar – the History of a Great British Car’ by Andrew Whyte.

Estimate Price: (e£10-15).

First edition of Andrew’s book, the first to focus on the people who built the cars as well as the cars. Very comprehensive history and splendidly illustrated throughout with very good black and white photographic plates VG/VG.


‘Jaguar – the History of a Great British Car’ by Andrew Whyte.

Estimate Price: (e£10-15).

Second edition of Andrew’s book. The cover shows Win Percy’s TWR XJS on his way to his first ETC win at Donnington in 1984. VG/VG.


‘Jaguar – the History of a Great British Car’ by Andrew Whyte.

Estimate Price: (e£10-15)

Fourth updated and expanded edition of Andrew’s book. Fine/Fine.


‘Jaguar – History of a Classic Marque’ by Philip Porter.

Estimate Price: (e£20-25)

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1988. 9.5 x 13. 224 pp. A useful large-format book by XK and E Type specialist Philip Porter. This book is particularly interesting to automobilia collectors because of the way Philip has used brochures and advertising material throughout the book. VG/Fine.


‘Jaguar Sports Cars’ by Paul Skilleter.

Estimate Price: (e£10-15)

Haynes 1978 reprint of 1975 first edition. Dated in some respects, but photos are exceptional and the data in the appendices still very useful. 9 x 9. VG book. DW sl faded.


‘The Jaguar File – All models since 1922” By Eric Dymock.

Estimate Price: (e£20-22)

Dove Publishing.1998. 8.5 x 6. 416 pp. The compact size of this book and the standard format of the entries for each make this a most useful quick reference for the cars. Fine. VG.


Automobilia’ by Peter Card. 1989.

Estimate Price: (e£10-15)

Boxtree. 96 pp. Peter Card, at the time head of the Vintage Car and Automobilia Department at Phillips, surveys and illustrates, in colour and black and white, the international collecting field. Useful advice for both experienced collector and newcomer. VG.


Complete Handbook of Automobilia Hobbies’ Edited by Beverley Rae Kimes..

Estimate Price: (e£10-15)

Automobile Quarterly 1981. Another wide-ranging review. VG.


“Jaguar in America” by John Dugdale.

Sold Price: £16.00

1993 – first edition. Britbooks. 271 pp. A unique review of the post-war development of Jaguar’s operations in North America by a leading player. Fine/Good.


‘Jaguar – a Tradition of Sports Cars’ by Bernard Viart and Michel Cognet.

Sold Price: £30.00

Haynes.1985. 443 pp. 8.5 x 10. The French equivalent of the milestone books written by such English authors as Paul Skilleter, Philip Porter and Andrew Whyte. First published in French in 1984 but this edition in English. A deeply researched book of the company that also deals with the cars. Its special joy is the number of photos that appear for the first time. This is a direct result of the two authors having direct access to much French material. Michel Cognet worked for the company’s main agent in Paris for many years including the 1950s when he was the unofficial liaison officer and local “fixer” with the Company’s works teams at Le Mans, Rheims etc. He therefore had a unique insight into the era – and a huge fund of stories to tell, not all of which the lawyers would allow into the book! VG/Fine.


“Jaguars for the Road” by Henry Rasmussen.

Estimate Price: (e£30-40)

Motorbooks International, USA. 1985. 11 x 9. A superb extended photo essay on the milestone cars. It starts with the SS100 and ends with the XJS. Exceptional photos, many from the Road & Track picture archive, and well-informed commentary by one of America’s top-flight motoring writers. Fine book in VG dw. Seldom seen outside the States. VG/VG.


“Not really in jest!”

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Lots 71 to 102 are all unique, original watercolours on heavy laid paper, approx. 22 ins x 15 ins overall and signed by the artist.


“See? Practical!”

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“Jaguars that might have been – the XJS Woody!”

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“I’ve always loved Jags. They’re just so comfy”

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“Another wet day at Le Mans”

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“Do hurry up!”

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“XJC Line up”

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“E-type Off-roader!”

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“Jaguar – not aqua”

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“The hammer falls – and that’s not all!”

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“Installing the Dunlop bridge at Le Mans”

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“After the Race”

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“Festival of Speed sculpture causes some mealtime inconvenience at Goodwood”

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“I think it was a Ferrari!” Bonnet lost

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“We’ve all been there!”

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“Jaguars that might have been – the 520G”

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“The Joys of classic car motoring”

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“The Owl and the Pussy Cat”

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“Snowy mystery”

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“Even in Italy!”

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“And Jaguars? What do they make you think of?”

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“Shelter from the Cold”

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“Mark 1 and Mark 2”

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“Low-drag lightweight!” The cover for this year’s calendar

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“The Elephant in the Room!”

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“Just one drop!”

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“Goodwood Festival of Haste”

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“The Robert Maxwell XK140”

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