Utah and the Mormons: The History, Government, Doctrines, Customs, and Prospects of the Latter-day Saints. From Personal Observation During a Six Months' residence at Great Salt Lake City.
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Date Published: 1854
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 41177
317pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Brown cloth with gilt title and bands on backstrip. Decorative blind stamping to boards. Near Fine. Former owner's name on front free endsheet. An unusually nice copy
Important and valuable early firsthand account of life in Mormon Utah during its first decade by an objective observer. Ferris was appointed the territorial secretary of Utah in 1852-53 a position he held for six months. He subsequently moved to California and wrote this account of his time among the Mormons. Flake/Draper 3328. Howes F98. Wagner/Camp 238b:1.