New York: A Rutledge Book, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, quarto size, 200 pp., signed by both Richard Petty and Kyle Petty. Near fine / near fine. Item #20112501
Richard Lee Petty (b. 1937), nick-named "The King", was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Series seven times; he "is the most accomplished driver in the history of the sport, and is one of the most respected figures in motorsports as a whole" (n.b., per Wiki).
This volume signed on the front free endpaper by both Richard Petty and Kyle Petty, Richard's son, also a NASCAR driver.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full turquoise textured paper over boards, silver lettering on the front board and spine, an "STP" sticker on the front pastedown (the company which sponsored Petty beginning in 1972), the signatures of Richard Petty and Kyle Petty on the front free endpaper (written at a 90-degree angle, from the bottom edge to the top edge), the volume replete with reproductions of photographs, a few in colour but most of them in black-and-white; it is more of a photographic homage to Petty than a biography; quarto size (10 1/8" by 7 1/4"), 200 pp. The dust jacket shows the original price of $9.95, with a picture on the front of Richard Petty superimposed upon a race track, another picture on the back of Petty sitting at the wheel, summary of the book on both flaps.
___CONDITION: Volume near fine, with clean boards, straight corners with a minute amount of rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some extremely light wear at the tail of the spine, a few spots of offsetting to the endpapers and foxing to the top edge of the text block, else fine. The unclipped dust jacket also near fine, the colours bright (including the single word on the spine in red, "Petty", which is bright and not sunned), clean other than a few light spots near the tail of the spine, with extremely light spots of edgewear.
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