Visit to Salt Lake; Being A Journey Across the Plains and a Residence in the Mormon Settlements at Utah.
Place Published: London
Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co.
Date Published: 1857
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 47374
346pp Octavo [20.5 cm] Pebbled orange cloth. With a folding map showing the author's route bound in at title page. 16pp of publisher's advertisements bound in at rear, with the scarcer or earlier date of April, 1857 rather than December, 1858. Very good. Sunning to spine, some wear to extremities, corners lightly bumped and rubbed.
An early and valuable firsthand account of a journey to the land of the Mormons and a two months' residence there during 1855-1856. The author traveled overland from St. Joseph, Missouri to Salt Lake City, and then on to California only a year prior to the ill-fated Fancher train and their eventual massacre at Mountain Meadows. Flake/Draper 1252. Howes C286. Wagner/Camp 287:1. Scallawagiana 55. Wheat 910