Salt Lake City, and the Way Thither

London / Salt Lake City: T. Nelson and Sons / Savage and Ottinger, [1868]. First Edition. Hardcover. 31pp. plus eleven full color illustrations taken from Savage photographs. Oblong Sextodecimo [10 cm by 17 cm] Green cloth with decorative black stamped borders with gilt stamped title at center. Decorative blind stamped border to rear border. Near fine. Minor rubbing to corners and joints. Gentle sporadic foxing throughout with some offsetting from the color plates. Item #13114

Beautiful full color plates fill this book. The frontis is a two plate panorama titled 'Salt Lake City and the Valley - Looking South'. The image would be from the top of Main Street looking South. Across the plate there are eleven numbers, and at the foot is a legend calling out the points of interest: Wasatch Mountains, President Brigham Young's Schoolhouse, City Hall, Sion House, Theatre, State Road, Deseret News Office, East Temple Street, Foundation of Temple, New Tabernacle, Overflowed Banks of River Jordan. The second plate that also serves as the half-title page is 'Bear River Bridge and Malad Gap. The third plate is titled 'Across the Continent', image is of a Overland Mail stagecoach with a team horses at full speed. The fourth plate is titled: 'Mouth of Echo Canon; Utah'. The fifth plate is titled: 'Weber Station'. The sixth plate is titled: 'Salt Lake Hotel'. The seventh plate is titled: 'Mormon Tabernacle'. The eighth plate is titled: 'City Hall'. The ninth plate is titled: 'Bench Part of Salt Lake City'. The tenth plate is titled: 'Devil's Gate'. The eleventh plate is titled: 'The Unknown River'. A very nice copy of this lovely work. Flake/Draper 5776.

Price: $400.00

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