Great Salt Lake City: 1861. Volume 11. Leather bound. 416pp. Small folio [39 cm] Contemporary 3/4 leather over pebbled boards with gilt bands and title on backstrip. Extremities rubbed. Corners rubbed through. Internally clean. Complete in 53 issues.Extra charges apply on this item due to weight. Item #9549
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.
"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; ages to come." Flake/Draper 2811d.