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[Jones, Hervey R.]

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Date Published: [1878]
Edition: [Second Edition]
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 13580


223pp. Small octavo [18.5 cm] Light purple cloth with decorative black stamped borders to front board. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Backstrip faded. Extremities rubbed. Corners bumped.


Chapter nine is titled 'The Mormon City' (p.114-134) and chapter ten is titled 'Salt Lake City' (p.135-149). A very uneven account of the Mormons in the Great Basin. "Not to mince the matter, I never saw such a collection of ugly, shriveled, melancholy looking women in my life." Much of the content in these two chapters deal with the author's fascination with the practice of polygamy. Flake/Draper 4496