Wife No. 19, or The Story of A Life in Bondage, Being A Complete Expose of Mormonism, and Revealing the Sorrows, Sacrifices and Sufferings of Women in Polygamy
Place Published: Hartford, Conn.
Publisher: Dustin, Gilman & Co.
Date Published: 1876
Edition: Second edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 42617
605pp. Octavo [22 cm] Original full calf boards with new leather backstrip. Title gilt stamped on leather label on backstrip. New marbled endsheets and pastedowns. Very good. Light rubbing to corners.
Autobiography of Brigham Young's wife, number 19 (or 27 depending on who is doing the counting). Ann Eliza Young was a Mormon dissident who would file for divorce from brother Brigham. "The case came to trial in 1875, and the court ordered Brigham to pay $500 per month allowance and $3,000 court costs. When he refused, he was fined $25 and sentenced to a day in prison for contempt of court"- Leonard Arrington. Introductory notes by John B. Gough and Mary A. Livermore. Flake/Draper 10,047.