The University of Chicago Press, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. 459pp. Octavo [23 cm] Sea green cloth covered boards, with a title surrounded by a gilt stamped border on the spine. Very good. Ex-library. Library numbers that were once on the foot of the spine, have been blacked out. The edges of the covers are subtly rubbed. There are library marks and stamps on the endsheet and title page. Else, the pages are clean. The text block is cracked at the title page. Item #22403
Information for the Reader- "Although polygamy gave the Mormons front-page notoriety, it was but one of their unique characteristics. They were a temple-building people, and in their temples their work for the dead introduced a new element in religion. In their temples the living and the dead are united in family groups, which link an everlasting past with an eternal future. In this distinction is seen one of the doctrinal differences between Mormons and other sects."