Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, December, 1926. 269pp. Octavo [20 cm] Blue cloth with the title gilt stamped on the front board and backstrip. Very good/Near fine. Lower half of jacket's spine missing. Former owner name in ink on the rear free endsheet. Item #1318
Epic poem describing the Mormon Pioneer trek and their settling of the west.
Inscribed in the month of publication on the front free endsheet: "Christmas 1926 - Compliments of the author - Alfred Osmond." The rare printed jacket is present. Includes ten full-page illustrations by C. Nelson White.
Professor Alfred Osmond a weekly contributor to a Salt Lake newspaper of poems written in the style of Walt Mason, has recently published an epic of the pioneer conquering of the west by the Mormon people, which he calls 'The Exiles.' It is receiving enthusiastic commendation by critics." - The Salt Lake Telegram (2/20/1927).
Rare inscribed and in jacket. Flake/Draper 6018.