Brigham's Destroying Angel: Being the Life, Confession, and Startling Disclosures of the Notorious Bill Hickman, The Danite Chief of Utah
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Shepard Publishing Company, Publishers
Date Published: 1904
Edition: Later printing
Book Id: 26218
221pp. Duodecimo [17.5 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with gilt and white ink stamped titles, and a gilt stamped bust of Hickman on the front cover. Good only. The covers are gently rubbed and bumped. There are several very tiny light stains on the rear cover. The cloth at the ends of the faded spine is frayed. The underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. The front endsheet has a former owner's label and a contemporary owner's name written twice, along with an address. The text block is cracked several times, and the pages are mildly browned.
The Danites where a vigilante group founded in Far West Missouri that played a central role in the Missouri Mormon War. After 1838 the history of the Danites becomes a matter of some debate. What is not debatable is the scandalous nature of this account that was edited by J.H. Beadle who was a virulent anti-Mormon and the author of 'Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism'. Flake/Draper 3991.