Lucas Cycle Lighting 1878-1962 by Peter Card.

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Bicycle lamp enthusiast Peter Card has published a new book.

Lucas Cycle Lighting 1878-1962 has been the culmination of 12 years’ work.

Card, who featured in a Collector Interview with ATG (No 2401), collects pre-Great War bicycle lamps.

His book covers the evolution of bicycle lighting from the vélocipède era, through the late Victorian emergence of acetylene gas and exotic designs, through to the emergence of electricity in the 1930s and beyond.

The 400-page quarto-sized book, with 750 illustrations (many in colour) and 140,000 words, is offered in a limited edition of 400 numbered copies.

Priced at £95 plus postage, it is available from Card at or call 01491 756156.

Scottish furniture focus


Scottish Furniture 1500-1914 by Stephen Jackson.

The National Museum of Scotland’s NMS Enterprises Limited publishing division is about to release Scottish Furniture 1500-1914.

The author is Stephen Jackson, senior curator of furniture and woodwork at NMS.

Jackson has been investigating the furniture of Scotland for 30 years and the book offers a narrative account of furniture-making in Scotland, from the 16th to the 20th century.

The 272-page hardback book with 340 colour illustrations is priced at £40 and will be available from the museum’s bookshop in late May (