Item #58075 The Deseret News. Truth and Liberty. Volume VII, Number 1 [through] Number 52. Salt Lake City. March 11, 1857 through March 3, 1858. Mormons, The Utah War Volume.
The Deseret News. Truth and Liberty. Volume VII, Number 1 [through] Number 52. Salt Lake City. March 11, 1857 through March 3, 1858
The Deseret News. Truth and Liberty. Volume VII, Number 1 [through] Number 52. Salt Lake City. March 11, 1857 through March 3, 1858

The Deseret News. Truth and Liberty. Volume VII, Number 1 [through] Number 52. Salt Lake City. March 11, 1857 through March 3, 1858

[417-423]; 416pp. 52 numbers, averaging 8pp. each. Folio [39 cm] Contemporary 1/4 leather binding with limp boards which maintain some of the original marbled paper. Professionally recased. Restoration work to spine ends. Formerly exposed boards skillfully restored with handmade paper at the extremities. Hinges reinforced with Japanese tissue. Missing front front free endpaper. Periodic minor markings to the pages, else internally very good. Flake 2822. Very 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.

Price: $5,000.00

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