52 numbers, averaging 8pp. each. Folio [39 cm] Contemporary half calf and limp boards. Binding worn. Internally fine and clean. Flake 2822. Good. Item #58075
A complete run of this volume, of particular significance due to the historical events embraced by the year 1857-58: the Mormon "War," the Mountain Meadows massacre, the incursion of federal troops against Utah, the Reformation, etc. Included is a major portion of the serialized "History of Joseph Smith," and the beginning of the serialization of Brigham Young's autobiography, numerous documents by Young, dispatches from the outside press relevant to the situation, discourses by Elders, etc. Also noteworthy is the printing of Young's December 15, 1857 Governor's Message in the Dec. 23 issue; the Memorials to the President of the United States printed in the October 7 issue; and other major items relating to the conflict, possibly in their earliest printings, as well as much material related to overland travel, freighting, commerce, and more.