Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1964. First edition. Hardcover. 327, 442pp. Octavo [26 cm] Light green cloth with gilt title on backstrip. Map endsheets and pastedowns. The edges of the dust jackets are lightly rubbed, creased and chipped. The jackets of both volumes are price clipped. Insides of both jackets are age toned. Item #58663
Massive and masterful two volume edition of the pioneer Mormon diaries of Hosea Stout. Stout served in the Mormon Militia in Nauvoo and Utah, chief of police in Nauvoo & Winter Quarters, attorney general of the state of Deseret & the territory of Utah, US district attorney for Utah, president of the house of the Utah territorial legislature and many other positions. Stout's plethora of positions both with civil and ecclesiastical authorities provided Stout with a wealth of information and contacts to draw upon for his written diaries, thus providing unique insight into 19th century Utah and Mormon history.