Utah and the Mormons: The History, Government, Doctrines, Customs, and Prospects of the Latter-day Saints. From Personal Observation During a Six Months' residence at Great Salt Lake City. Benjamin G. Ferris.

Utah and the Mormons: The History, Government, Doctrines, Customs, and Prospects of the Latter-day Saints. From Personal Observation During a Six Months' residence at Great Salt Lake City.

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1854. First edition. 317pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Brown cloth with gilt title and bands on backstrip. Decorative blind stamping to boards. Near Fine. Former owner's name on front free endsheet. An unusually nice copy. Item #41177

Important and valuable early firsthand account of life in Mormon Utah during its first decade by an objective observer. Ferris was appointed the territorial secretary of Utah in 1852-53 a position he held for six months. He subsequently moved to California and wrote this account of his time among the Mormons. Flake/Draper 3328. Howes F98. Wagner/Camp 238b:1.

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