The City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California. Richard F. Burton.

The City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1862.

First American Edition. Hardcover. good. 8vo, xii, [4], 574+ [2] ads. Illustrated with engravings; 3 maps on one folding sheet. Blue cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Spine darkened, fraying to spine ends, corners rubbed, front hinge partially cracked. Embossed library stamp on a few pages, bookplate on front pastedown; otherwise unmarked. Provenance: From the collection of Burton scholar and bibliographer James Casada. Written a few years after Burton's celebrated account of his journey to Mecca and Medina, this book describes the explorer's 1860 visit to Salt Lake City. Burton, who met Brigham Young on the trip, applied his characteristic ethnographic eye to Mormon ways, and his work offers a detailed and sympathetic portrait. The appendix contains a number of Mormon documents and a Mormon chronology. Wagner-Camp 370:2; Howes B1033; Flake 1029.

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Price: $400.00

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