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, CT
Publisher: Dustin, Gilman & Co.
Date Published: 1875
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 42618
605pp. Octavo [22 cm] Brown cloth with gilt stamped title on front board and decorative stamping to boards. Frontis. Illustrated. Near fine. Foot of backstrip evenly chipped with minor loss. Subtle overall rubbing to boards.
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. This is the scarce first edition. Flake 10,046. Scallawagiana 75.