London: W. Jeffs, 1861. First English language edition. Hardcover. Two volume set. 605 & 508pp. Octavos [26 cm] Original violet cloth with titles gilt stamped on backstrips and Salt Lake Temple gilt stamped on front boards. Very good. Minor overall fading to boards. Head of boards and backstrip of volume one shows light staining and discoloring. Corners bumped. Internally clean. Bookplate on front pastedown of the second volume. All ten illustrations and the fold-out map are present. Item #47535
Early description of the Mormons and the Salt Lake Valley originally published in French. This is the first English language edition. Flake/Draper 6867. Howes R204. Wagner/Camp 364:2. Scallawagiana 59.