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Marshall W. ``Major`` Taylor

Published by Wormley Publishing Company, Massachusetts (1928)

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About this Item: Wormley Publishing Company, Massachusetts, 1928. Edition : 1st Edition, Original cloth boards with tooled gilt lettering., Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (26 November 1878 ? 21 June 1932) was an American cyclist who won the world 1 mile (1.6 km)track cycling championship in 1899 after setting numerous world records and overcoming racial discrimination. Taylor was the first African-American athlete to achieve the level of world champion and only the second black man to win a world championship?after Canadian boxer George Dixon, Illustrated with a profusion of black & white photos. Lacks dust jacket, otherwise in very good condition. Seller Inventory # B3925

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Taylor, Marshall W. "Major"

Published by Wormley Publising Company, Worcester, Mass (1928)

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About this Item: Wormley Publising Company, Worcester, Mass, 1928. First edition. First edition. Frontispiece portrait and some illustrations in text. 1 vols. 8vo. The autobiography of one of the first Afro-American athletes to achieve international acclaim in his sport, becoming the world champion in 1899. Original blue cloth titled in gilt. near fine, fresh copy. Scarce Frontispiece portrait and some illustrations in text. 1 vols. 8vo. Seller Inventory # 238453

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THE FASTEST BICYCLE RIDER IN THE WORLD: Taylor, Marshall W.

Taylor, Marshall W. "Major"

Published by Wormley Publishing Co., Worcester, MA (1928)

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About this Item: Wormley Publishing Co., Worcester, MA, 1928. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Wormley 1928 First Edition. Condition: Near fine/copy of original dust jacket. Navy blue clothboards with bright gilt printing; some rubbing to corners. Textblock clean, tight, square, unmarked, lightly and evenly tanning. PO name on ffep: Robert Tetzlaff, 1960's Olympics bicyclist and also organizer of the ongoing Los Gatos "Cat's Hill" race. Original dust jacket is missing, but we have obtained a copy of it; light green color, with black art deco style lettering, and a photo of Taylor on his bike with a line drawing of planet earth behind him. Covered in clear archival Brodart wrapper. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee; no sale is final until you are satisfied. From the back dj: "Beginning at the bottom, he slowly but surely worked his way to the top, achieving finally the crown for which every bicycle racer yearns - that of World's Champion. His indomitable spirit and fairness won favorable recognition in all parts of the world. Although repeatedly hampered by unfair racing tactics on the part of his opponents because of his color, the Major's superior skill and untiring power inevitably brought him to the tape a victor.". Seller Inventory # 120731-1

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TAYLOR, Marshall W. "Major"

Published by Wormley Publishing Company, Worcester, Massachusetts (1928)

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About this Item: Wormley Publishing Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1928. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. 431pp. Gilt stamped blue cloth. Extensively illustrated with photographs. Bottom corners a little bumped, else fine in near fine dustwrapper with small nicks and tears. The autobiography of a world champion bicycle rider. A very desirable title and rare in jacket. Seller Inventory # 342438

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