The Great Salt Lake Trail
Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Date Published: 1898
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 45376
529pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Brown decorative cloth with a tipi scene on the front board. Top edge gilt. The frontispiece reproduces a photograph of Col. W. F. Cody and Col. Henry Inman. Black and white illustrations. Good only. The extremities are mildly rubbed, and the bottom fore edge corners of the covers are gently bumped. The front free endsheet and half title page are nearly completely detached. The front endsheet has a previous owner's bookplate and a contemporary inscription. There is also a contemporary owner's name in light pen at the head of the title page.
A work written in collaboration with Colonel W. F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill"). From the Preface- "Over this historical highway the Mormons made their lonely Hegira to the valley of that vast inland sea. On its shores they established a city, marvelous in its conception, and a monument to the ability of man to overcome almost insuperable obstacles - the product of a faith equal to that which inspired the crusader to battle to the death for the possession of the Holy Sepulchre. Over this route, also, were made those world-renowned expeditions by Fremont, Stansbury, Lander, and others of lesser fame, to the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and beyond to the blue shores of the Pacific Ocean." Includes a recounting of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Flake/Draper 4254. Howes I55.