Nightfall at Nauvoo
Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Date Published: 1971
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 41387
403pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Black cloth with a gilt stamped title and decorative borders on the backstrip. Very good condition. The extremities are very gently bumped, and there is a slight protrusion in the backstrip that runs from the top to the bottom. The top edge of the text block has two small stains. In a very good dust jacket, with age-toning, minimal creasing, and light edge wear.
Samuel Taylor provides the reader with an unparalleled chapter in American westward migration. From the dust jacket- "In 1839 a Holy City of exiles rose from the fever-ridden swamps of Commerce, Illinois. Within three years Nauvoo, the 'beautiful place,' had become a metropolis- a self-contained city-state with its own courts, judges, laws, and militia, and the power to elect local, county, and state officials. Seven years later, Nauvoo lay abandoned, its Mormon citizens once again westward wanderers."