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Burton, Richard Francis
THE CITY OF THE SAINTS AND ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO CALIFORNIA. LONDON: LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, AND ROBERTS, 1861
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Burton, Richard Francis
THE CITY OF THE SAINTS AND ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO CALIFORNIA. LONDON: LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, AND ROBERTS, 1861
Estimate
3,0005,000
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Burton, Richard Francis
THE CITY OF THE SAINTS AND ACROSS THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TO CALIFORNIA. LONDON: LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, AND ROBERTS, 1861
8vo. 8 plates (including frontispiece), folding map, folding plan of Salt Lake City, in-text illustrations; some foxing. Early black half calf and marbled boards, gilt dentelles to inner margins of calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red label to second with gilt title and text, others with repeat overall decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled; extremities rubbed, with some loss to morocco and boards.
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Provenance

Bookplate of Aughrane Castle to front pastedown — Maurice Davin (signed on title)

Literature

Penzer, pp.68-69; Sabin 9497

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION. In 1860 Burton travelled through Sioux territory to Salt Lake City where he stayed for a month. He had two interviews with Brigham Young, and found much to interest him in the Mormon practice of polygamy.

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