New York: The Macmillan Company, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 403pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] in black cloth. Slight discoloration to jacket front wrap, else very light wear; boards are crisp and unworn; ink name on front free endpaper, else interior is clean and tight. Very good / very good. Item #48340
Signed by author on title page.
Samuel Taylor provides the reader with an unparalleled chapter in American westward migration. From the dust jacket- "In 1839 a Holy City of exiles rose from the fever-ridden swamps of Commerce, Illinois. Within three years Nauvoo, the 'beautiful place,' had become a metropolis- a self-contained city-state with its own courts, judges, laws, and militia, and the power to elect local, county, and state officials. Seven years later, Nauvoo lay abandoned, its Mormon citizens once again westward wanderers."