Utah and the Mormons: The History, Government, Doctrines, Customs, and Prospects of the Latter-day Saints. From Personal Observation During a Six Months' residence at Great Salt Lake City.
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Date Published: 1856
Edition: Second edition
Book Id: 47400
INSCRIBED. 377pp. Small octavo [20 cm] Light brown cloth with blind stamped decorative patterns on the spine and covers. Very good. The covers are lightly rubbed. The cloth at the spine ends is lightly chipped. The underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. The first two pages are hanging on by a thread.
Ferris has inscribed the front free endsheet. Important and valuable early firsthand account of life in Mormon Utah during its first decade by an objective observer. Ferris was appointed the territorial secretary of Utah in 1852-53 a position he held for six months. He subsequently moved to Califronia and wrote this account of his time among the Mormons. The contents are suprisingly even-keeled for a non-Mormon of the time. Flake 3329.