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Remy, Jules, and Julius Brenchley
A JOURNEY TO GREAT-SALT-LAKE CITY WITH A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY, RELIGION AND CUSTOMS OF THE MORMONS, AND AN INTRODUCTION OF THE RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
W. Jeffs, London, 1861. Two volumes. [2],cxxxi,[1],508; vii,[1],605,[1]pp., plus ten plates and folding map. Original blindstamped purple cloth, spines gilt. Spine extremities expertly repaired. Quite clean internally. Very good overall. First English translation, after the French language first edition of the previous year. Recounts the authors' trip from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in 1855, where they stayed for one month. Frenchmen, they "were fascinated by the Mormons, and much of this book is devoted to the new American religion" (Wagner-Camp). They also went to Hawaii. The folding map traces the authors' route. Contains some notes on the vocabulary of the native Indian tribes. A key Mormon item. HOWES R210. MINTZ 389. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3219. SABIN 64594. WAGNER-CAMP 364:2. MONAGHAN 1220. FLAKE 6867. FORBES 2447. BIBLIOTHECA SCALLAWAGIANA 59. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 144 (note). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]

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