History of Utah 1540-1886

Bancroft, Hubert Howe

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Place Published: Las Vegas
Publisher: Nevada Publications
Date Published: 1982
Edition: Reprint
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 32444


808pp. Thick octavo [23.5 cm] Black cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Very good. The spine is very subtly rolled. There are 5 minor small light stains on the edges of the text block. The pages are clean and bright.


With Illustrations provided by The Bancroft Library, Berkeley, California. Part of the exhaustively researched western historical series. Bancroft had formed a large collection of source materials on the history of the American west and decided to write the definitive work on the subject. He employed assistants to prepare statements of the facts for large sections of the proposed history. Originally he intended to use these statements as the basis of a narrative from his own hand, but as the work progressed he came to use them with slight changes. We have his own word that the assistants were capable investigators and there is independent evidence to show that some of them deserved his confidence. Bancroft considered himself the author of the series. According to C.A. Morris in volume 4 of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, most of this work was written by Alfred Bates. Flake 287.

By This Author: Bancroft, Hubert Howe
By This Publisher: Nevada Publications