New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873. Hardcover. Small 4to. Modern rebind in green cloth with original cloth spine (with ornate gilt lettering and black decorations) laid down. xxiv, 761pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous steel-engraved illustrations. Near fine. Bit of age toning to inner flyleaf, else exceptionally tight and bright throughout. Item #45023
Handsome first edition of this mammoth history by the noted LDS missionary (1825-82) who turned prominent and public heretic, publishing this and other anti-Mormon texts. Subtitle continues: "Including the Story of the Hand-Cart Emigration -- The Mormon War -- The Mountain-Meadow Massacre -- The Reign of Terror in Utah -- The Doctrine of Human Sacrifice -- The Political, Domestic, Social, and Theological Influences of the Saints -- The Facts of Polygamy -- The Colonization of the Rocky Mountains, and the Development of the Great Mineral Wealth of the Territory of Utah." FLAKE-DRAPER 8404.