This set consists of 19 albums from the legendary series "Toute l'histoire" published by E.P.A. in the 1980s.
Automobile history enthusiasts are familiar (or should be) with this series where each album focuses on the history of a renowned brand. A reference in this field, the history and technical development of the car brand in question are presented in a very concise manner, supplemented by numerous colour or black and white photos. Each volume contains an average of 80 pages in 18.8 x 12.8 cm format. The particularity of this lot is that it is dedicated exclusively to European brands, especially French ones. Please see the pictures to see the brands studied. 18 brands are presented + 1 volume specialising in the Citroën Traction-Avant.
The second point of interest is that they belonged to a fanatic. They are therefore all in mint condition. All pages are immaculate (no snags, fingerprints, unfortunate folds, no yellowed pages,...). Even the covers are in mint condition. In short, they are in perfect condition despite being over 30 years old.
As shown in the pictures, presented in the order of numbering of the series, each volume is the subject of several photographs: the cover, the date of publication, a 2-page photo taken at random and the back cover. In the case of a first edition, a photo showing the legal deposit was also photographed. The reissues present however, have been published very close to the first edition (2 years at most). The 1st album presented (Jaguar) is the subject, for example, of many more photos in order to get a more precise idea of the form and content of a typical album. All of these volumes are written in French.
The poor quality of the photos, due to the shortcomings of my smartphone, does not undermine the truly rare quality of the entire collection.
Tracked Colissimo shipment.
- Type of Object
- Editions originales et réimpressions selon les albums
- Marques européennes
- No. of items
- Model/ Title
- Série "Toute l'histoire" - Editions E.P.A.
- As new
- 15.5×18.8×12.8 cm
- Year (oldest object)
- Year (youngest object)