Salt Lake City: The Deseret News Press, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. 139pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Blue cloth with gilt stamped titles on the front cover and spine. Very good. The covers are a little warped and the spine is very slightly rolled back. The edges of the covers and spine are gently rubbed and bumped. Pages subtly yellowed. The dust jacket is in good condition. There is an abraded patch on the the front panel, obscuring a bit of the title. Mildly soiled, rubbed and stained. The edges are chipped and creased, and have numerous small losses. There are several small closed tears in the edges. The largest closed tear measures 1 inch deep. Item #29887
From the Foreword- "And so began the great stewardship of his life, the dispensing of wealth given into his care for the help of the Church and the providing of employment for the people under conditions conducive to right living. This work was in harmony with the aspirations of his great soul, and brought joy into his life... But Jesse Knight does not stand in genealogical isolation; his forbears were actuated by the same spirit, and his descendants have a trend in the same direction. To comprehend fully the life of Jesse Knight, it is necessary, therefore, to know something of his ancestors and to visualize those who have come after."