New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1862. First American Edition. Hardcover. 574pp. Octavo [24 cm] Dark brown cloth with elaborate decorative blind stamping to boards and backstrip. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Very good. Volume has been rebacked with original backstrip laid over. New endsheets and pastedowns added. Frontis missing. Light sporadic foxing throughout. Item #13984
Includes sixteen illustrations and two fold-outs. After traveling through the Holy Land, Burton turned his eyes to the Great Basin. The book tells of the noted adventurer's travels through Indian country to visit Salt Lake City and study the polygamous practices of the Mormons there. Flake/Draper 1029. Howes. B1033. Wagner/Camp 370:2. Sabin 9497. Wheat 1021.