Item #65953 The Great Salt Lake (The American Lakes Series). Dale L. Morgan, Milo Quaife.
The Great Salt Lake (The American Lakes Series)

The Great Salt Lake (The American Lakes Series)

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 432pp. Octavo [22 cm] Green cloth with gilt stamped titles on the front board and backstrip, with minimal rubbing to the extremities, and light bruising to the spine ends. In a very attractive dust jacket, with subtle fading to the spine (title and illustration still bold), and light chipping to the edges. Jacket is price-clipped. Signed by Dale Morgan on special tipped-in sheet, now detached. Very good + / Very good. Item #65953

Bobbs-Merrill's series on American lakes was sponsored as an attempt to recapture a market share from Farrar & Rhinehart's widely successful Rivers of America Series.

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: $200.00

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