V-CC Cycling History No. 8

A Carriage That Goes Without Horses

early writings on the Laufmaschine of Karl Von Drais selected by Hans-Erhard Lessing.

translated by Scotford Lawrence.


Early 19th century writings on the Laufmaschine of Karl Von Drais. 66 pages.

This 8th volume in the Cycling History series was published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of what is colloquially known as the invention of the bicycle. It is astounding that two centuries on there is still new material to be published on such a landmark event. The JPMPF is very proud of this publication and is extremely thankful to both authors for continuing to feed the appetite of cycle historians with ever more research material.

Book Specification:

ISBN 978-0-9575628-7-5

148 x 210 mm with 66 pages.

21 illustrations

Perfect bound.

Published by the John Pinkerton Memorial Publishing Fund in 2017 (now Veteran-Cycle Publications), the publishing arm of the Veteran-Cycle Club.


V-CC members £9.50 including UK P&P (non-members £10.93 including UK P&P).

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