Great Salt Lake City, UT: Published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1856. Volume 6. 416pp. Small Folio [39 cm] 3/4 leather with black boards. Gilt bands on backstrip and gilt stamped titles as well. Very good. Extremities rubbed, corners rubbed through. Hinges tight. Internally fine. Complete in 52 issues. Six page index bound at front of volume.Extra charges apply on this item due to weight. Item #7715
Contains an account of the Kinderhook Plates with a full-page illustration. The Deseret News is Utah's oldest continually published newspaper. Early issues like these are a window to the past, and are a lasting record of the early settlement of the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding areas. These issues cover the struggles as well as the mundane routine of the Mormon settlers. Complete early volumes rarely appear in the marketplace, and almost never in this condition.
"A paper that is worth printing is worth preserving; if worth preserving, it is worth binding; for this purpose we issue in pamphlet form; and if every subscriber shall preserve each copy of the 'News' and bind it at the close of the volume, their children's children may read the doings of their fathers, which otherwise might have been forgotten; for ages to come."