Salt Lake City, UT: Tanner Trust Fund, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. [INSCRIBED]. 92 pp. Quarto. [25 cm]. Red cloth over boards with gilt title stamped on spine. Original dust jacket is in very good condition, with some small tears along the fore edges, scuffing to corners, and a [3 cm] closed tear on the spine. Pages toned. Previous owner's book plate on front paste down. Book review from "Utah Historical Quarterly" and signed memo from University of Utah professor emeritus Everett C. Cooley laid in. Very good ++. Item #62554
Limited to 1,250 copies. This copy is inscribed to Hampton C. Godbe, who was the grandson of William C. Godbe. William Godbe was the confidential secretary and son in law twice removed to Brigham Young, and is the namesake for the "Godbeite movement", encouraging LDS historians to document and record their ancestry. Hampton continued this tradition of fairthful research.
Inscription on the front free endpaper by the author reads, "To Hampton C. Godbe, Dear Ham, Look what you started long ago! I am so grateful to you for having done all you have --for pulling to the surface the Ellen Pratt papers preserved in the U/U [University of Utah] library-- and for your friendship. Without all this it would not have happened-- Kindest best wishes. Always, George Ellsworth. 3 May 1974."