The Life Story of Brigham Young: Mormon Leader, Founder of Salt Lake City, and Builder of an Empire in the Uncharted Wastes of Western America. Susa Young Gates, Leah D. Widtsoe.

The Life Story of Brigham Young: Mormon Leader, Founder of Salt Lake City, and Builder of an Empire in the Uncharted Wastes of Western America

London: Jarrolds Publishers, [1936]. 287pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black cloth with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. A few small chips to the foot of the jacket. Eight pages of advertisements (dated: Spring, 1936) at the rear for other Jarrolds publication. Complete with all thirty tipped-in plates. Item #1233

"The authoress is a daughter of Brigham Young and was the first of his children to be born in the Lion House which he built in Salt Lake City to accommodate his many wives and children. Mrs. Gates tells of the lowly birth of Brigham Young and how he came to attach himself to the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, ultimately to become the leader of the despised and persecuted sect. Mrs. Gates relates that daring exodus of the Saints across the desert to found a new State in the wilderness of Western America." - from the jacket's front flap.

Rare in jacket.

Price: $150.00

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