Salt Lake City, UT: Utah State Historical Society, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. 128pp. Octavo [23 cm] Bound in pebbled dark red cloth with gilt stamped titles. Illustrated. Very good condition. The spine is mildly rolled, and it has a slight vertical protrusion through the center. The gilt on the spine is just a little effaced. There is a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, along with a gift inscription on the front free endsheet. The edges of the rear pastedown are lightly damp stained. Else, the pages are very clean. Item #32262
The 1858-60 diary of Captain Albert Tracy, an officer in Johnston's Army, contains many illuminating glimpses of life in an army camp. The author's vivid descriptions and understated humor make it a joy to read.