New York: The Macmillan Company, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. 403pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Black cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good condition. The extremities are very gently bumped. There is a previous owner's address label on the front free endsheet. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with subtle yellowing and a faint trace of soiling on the rear panel. The edges are mildly chipped, and have multiple short closed tears. The longest closed tear is 3/4" long. The largest chips are 1/2" wide by 1/4" deep. There is a piece of tape at the head of the jacket's spine. Price-clipped. Item #35642
From the jacket- "The incredible but true story of the Illinois town founded by the great Mormon prophet Joseph Smith - its rise to state dominance, its days of bloodshed, and its 'expel or exterminate' doom."