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
Book Id: 42709
605pp. Octavo [23 cm] Brown cloth elaborately lettered and ornamentally stamped in gilt, black, and blind on the spine and covers. Rebacked, with the majority of the original backstrip laid over. New endsheets. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Ann Eliza Young. Very good. There is a layer of shiny glue on the backstrip, the underlying boards are exposed at the corners, and the edges of the boards are a bit dinged. The frontispiece and tissue guard are lightly foxed, and the frontispiece portrait is slightly offset on the tissue guard.
Autobiography of Brigham Young's wife, number 19. 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.