DICK & GEORGE
The Seaman-Monkhouse Letters, 1936-1939
By Doug Nye
With picture & letter origination by Geoffrey Goddard
Awarded the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy by the Guild of Motoring Writers 2002.
Two of the best-known names of 1930s British motor racing were Dick Seaman, racing driver, and George Monkhouse, motor racing photographer. As Dick's racing exploits earned him an unprecedented place in the Third Reich's Mercedes-Benz racing team, so George Monkhouse elevated motor sports photography into an artform.
Their fascinating private correspondence, preserved for decades by Connie Monkhouse, George's widow, along with extensive quotes from biographical material, penned immediately post-period by Mrs. Lilian Beattie-Seaman, mother, provide the backbone of this unique Palawan book.
Measuring 290mm x 240mm, the book consists of over 370 pages packed full with text, photographs, captions, letters, postcards, maps and notes. It is limited to 1500 copies over two editions.
Limited to 1450 numbered copies, bound in Iris cloth with two colour hit foil on the front and spine and encased in a dust jacket.
Limited to just 50 copies, the book is handbound in racing green Morocco leather with silver blocking on the front and spine, and is encased in a silver buckram dropback solander box.