Item #64888 The Great Salt Lake (The American Lakes Series). Dale L. Morgan, Milo Quaife.

The Great Salt Lake (The American Lakes Series)

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. 432pp. Octavo [22 cm] Green cloth with gilt stamped titles on the front board and backstrip, with moderate rubbing to the extremities, and light bruising to the spine ends. The front hinge is just a little bit soft. In a price-clipped dust jacket, with a small loss to the head of the spine, measuring approximately 1 inch wide by 1 inch deep. There are a handful of other small closed and open tears to the edges, two of which have been backed with tape. Very Good / Good +. Item #64888

One of a handful of book length works to be penned by the great western historian, Dale Morgan. According to Saunders "Great Salt Lake dealt more with the historical context of the lake than the body of water itself, describing the epocal [sic] history of the lake itself, early exploration and mapping, the settlement of Salt Lake City, tourism and recreation, and the advent of railroads beside and across the lake. Besides his incomplete history of the Mormons, this work contains the only published example of Morgan's historical treatment of his religious culture." Saunders 19.

Price: $125.00

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