God in a Rolls Royce: The Rise of Father Divine - Madman, Menace or Messiah. John HOSHOR.

God in a Rolls Royce: The Rise of Father Divine - Madman, Menace or Messiah

New York: Hillman-Curl, Inc., 1936. First Edition. Examination of the career of Father Major Jealous Divine (born George Baker), the charismatic Harlem religious leader who claimed to be the living incarnation of God. Father Divine founded the International Peace Mission movement, formulated its doctrine, and oversaw its growth from a small, predominantly black congregation into a multi-racial and international church. A scarce book in the first edition, particularly so in the dustjacket. First Printing. Octavo (22.5cm); brown cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red and black on spine and front panel; red topstain; dustjacket; 272pp. Previous owners name and blindstamp to half-title, with some light rubbing along lower board edges; Near Fine. In the scarce dustjacket designed by Ziene Simonet; price-clipped, with moderate chipping along upper edge (affecting lettering at crown) and base of spine, and several tears tape mended on verso; just Very Good.

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