Philadelphia: The Keystone Publishing Company, Circa 1889. Later printing. Hardcover. 310pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Dark brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title and vignette on the spine, and elaborate blind stamped decorative patterns on the covers. Decorative endsheets. Good. The spine and covers are gently rubbed. The spine is rolled. The underlying boards are exposed very occasionally along the edges. There are small losses from the cloth at the ends of the spine. There is also a large tear in the cloth at the head of the spine. The edges of the text block have numerous very small light stains. There is a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Tiny numerical notation on the front flyleaf. Contemporary notation on the verso of the frontispiece page. The pages are browned. The text block is cracked multiple times. Item #30529
Flake 9558. The editor states, "The public mind has begun to appreciate, with some degree of correctness, the evil influence of the Mormon faith, and the true nature of its institutions. It has atleast commenced to perceive the extent of folly and wickedness that must naturally grow up under such a system, adverse alike to democratic institutions and the truths of Christianity."