Pirate of the Pine Lands: Being the Adventures of Young Tom Lansing Afloat and Ashore on the Michigan Frontier In the Years 1852 to 1854 And Particularly His Part in the Historic Matter of King James Strang The Notorious Great Lake Pirate Told Here by Him
Place Published: Indianapolis
Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Date Published: 1929
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 24883
302pp. Octavo [19 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with red ink stamped titles. Good. The edges of the covers are rubbed, and the underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. The covers have multiple very small light stains. The spine is barely percepibly faded. The front free endsheet has the faint traces of a former owner's name. The text block is cracked at the end. The pages are slightly browned. The edges of p. 129 are darkened and chipped. The frontispiece page, the surrounding pages, and the illustration pages, are foxed.
James Jesse Strang (March 21, 1813 & July 9, 1856) was an American religious leader, politician and self-proclaimed monarch who created the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite),a branch of the Latter Day Saint movement. A major contender for leadership of the Mormon church at the time of the 1844 succession crisis, Strang competed against Brigham Young and Sidney Rigdon for control of the main body of Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois. His rejection by that group led him to start his own sect.