Born To Be: Gordon, Taylor Born To Be: Gordon, Taylor

Born To Be

Gordon, Taylor

Published by Covici-Friede Publishers, New York, 1929
Condition: g- to g Hardcover

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Octavo. xvi(i), 235(1)pp. Original illustrated dustjacket over maroon cloth with orange lettering on cover and spine. Red top edge. Color frontispiece. With an introduction by Muriel Draper, a foreword by Carl van Vechten and illustrations by Covarrubias. Price of $4.00 printed on front flap. One of the early publications of African-American writers to achieve mainstream commercial success at the time and which are rediscovered with enthusiasm in our era of multiculturalism. Born in 1893 in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, Gordon is best known for his career as a singer during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Starting out in the vaudeville act "The Inimitable Five" he later partnered with J. Rosamond Johnson touring the United States, including an acclaimed concert at Carnegie Hall in 1927, England and France. His autobiography "Born To Be" chronicles his upbringing in Montana and his singing career. Illustrated with nine impressive drawings by Miguel Covarrubias. DJ with wear along edges, chips at head and tail of spine, repaired with 3/4 respectively 1/2 inch transparent tape, some small chips asides those. Spine, top and foredge of dj sunned. Dj rubbed with small water stain at top f front cover. Binding with few minor stains on covers and slightly effected by transparent tape at head an tail of spine. Book block lightly age toned and uncut at foredge. Light foxing through title page not affecting color frontispiece. Some pencil markings on glossary at rear and almost artistic at back free endpapers. DJ in overall good-, binding and interior in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 38826

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Title: Born To Be

Publisher: Covici-Friede Publishers, New York

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g- to g

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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