Lot 272 of 438:
Marshall Taylor, African American cycling champ  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$144
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Fastest Bicycle Rider In the World. The Story of a Colored Boy's Indomitable Courage and Success Against Great Odds

Author:
Taylor, Marshall W.

Place:
Worcester, MA

Publisher:
Wormley Publishing Co.

Date:
[1928]

Description:

[12], 431 pp. Frontispiece and photogravures. (8vo) 23x15 cm (9x6"), original blue cloth titled in gilt, dust jacket mounted to rear pastedown. 

Fascinating autobiography of Marshall W. "Major" Taylor, an African-American cyclist who dominated the sport around the turn of the century, retiring in 1910. He recounts his struggle to survive against "monster prejudice" and the deliberate attempts by rivals to injure or maim him.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Cloth worn at spine and edges, spine leaning and with title illegible; ownership label to front pastedown, hinges cracked, rear pastedown and endpaper replaced, original dust jacket folded and mounted to rear pastedown; about very good.


 
Item number:
293266
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