Chicago: National Historical Record Co. 1902. First edition. Leather bound. 654pp. Thick quarto [29 cm] Original, full dark brown leather binding with gilt stamped title to front cover and spine. Gilt rolled edges. All edges gilt. Decorative endsheets. Good only. The covers and the subtly faded spine are mildly rubbed. There is a 2 inch closed tear in the leather at the head of the spine. There are several very small stains on the bottom edge of the text block. There is a 1 inch closed tear in the top edge of the front free endsheet., and there are several closed tears in the edges of the rear free endsheet. The largest tear measures 2 inches. The front flyleaves have a former owner's name and brief notation. The text block is cracked multiple times. Pp. 23-24 and the accompanying illustration are detached, but present. The top edges of the pages are occasionally lightly bumped. Tanned pages. Item #49192
Large numbers of plates, portraits and biographical information. A massive volume. Includes many Mormon biographies. Flake: 523.