London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Circa 1869. Eighth Edition. Hardcover. 448pp. Small octavo [19.5 cm] Faded purple cloth covered boards with a decorative gilt stamped spine, and blind stamped decorative patterns on the covers. Fair. The heavily faded backstrip is coming away from the spine. The edges of the covers are bumped and faded. Several small paper labels adhered to the covers. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Numerous illustrations from contemporary magazines have been mounted to the pages here and there. Item #20078
Dixon traveled extensively through the America with the intent of publishing a travelogue, as was popular at the time. This volume includes extensive coverage of his travel and stay in Utah, with his observations of Mormonism. Flake- "Particular emphasis on Mormon marriage customs, polygamy, etc." Flake 2847.