Aston Martin – The Compleat Car
A book of reference and of beauty – an illustrated history of the Aston Martin, featuring over 500 photographs.
The clothbound edition was limited to 1500 copies, enclosed in a slipcase. The final copies were rebound, either in Switzerland, employing a much-improved quality of cloth both for the book and slipcase, or by The Wyvern Bindery, who rebound 10 copies in Morocco leather and encased the book in a silver buckram dropback Solander box. All printed labels were replaced with foil blocking.
All of the editions are now sold out.
“The publishing equivalent of a bespoke suit … so gorgeous you don’t know whether to read it or sleep with it.” – PERFORMANCE CAR
“All the right authors – Alan Archer and Neil Murray on pre- and post-war cars, Ted Cutting on team cars … Richard Williams on AMR1 – while the layout and Richard Newton’s photography are exceptional, lovingly illustrating every road and race type and special from Bamford and Martin days up to DB7.” – MOTOR SPORT
“The Compleat Car is an indulgence for anyone who adores Aston Martins, or who loves beautiful car books … few other car books have ever covered so much ground so well.” – PAUL HORREL, CAR MAGAZINE
“You don’t need to be a car buff to appreciate Palawan Press’s first limited-edition title – but it helps. This definitive illustrated history of the Aston Martin is even more exclusive than the car is depicts.” – ROGER BELL, THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
“It is complete, and it is beautiful … a pleasure to read.” – MOTOR SPORT
“This must be the ultimate gift for the Aston owner … it compares well to fine art limited editions, and that is clearly the market to which it aspires.” – CLASSIC & SPORTSCAR
“For the Aston enthusiast [this book] will be book of the year. Indeed I would go so far as to say the book of a lifetime.” – AM MAGAZINE