Philadelphia: National Publications Compagnie, 1870. First edition. Hardcover. 544pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Rebound in red cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine. New endsheets. The small closed tears in the bottom edges of the first several pages have been covered with clear tape. The pages are occasionally lightly moisture stained. Item #17099
German text. Illustrated. Contains the fold out map at the front. Leonard Arrington, states in his 1971 lecture delivered at the University of Utah, "John Hanson Beadle, though equally as serious as Kate [Field] on the Mormon question, was a clever and popular journalist. His caustic remarks about the pretensions of Western communities, his savage wit in describing Western personalities, his remorseless judgements of Western boosterism remind one of the late H. L. Mencken"