In the Service of the King: The Story of My Life. WOMEN'S HISTORY, LITERATURE - RELIGION.

In the Service of the King: The Story of My Life

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's cloth in tan photo-illustrated dust jacket, red topstain; 316pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece. Cloth gilt a bit dulled, topstain a shade darkened, contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, tiny closed tear at top edge of rear jacket panel not approaching text, else Near Fine in a superlative copy of the jacket.

Autobiography of Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944), the evangelical speaker and founder of the Foursquare Church, best known for pioneering the use of mass media, specifically radio, to broadcast her sermons. The present memoir includes McPherson's supposed kidnapping in Mexico, an event heavily called into question by contemporary media, who conjectured that McPherson and her lover had cooked up the story to cover up their liaison.

Price: $650.00

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