Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1892,1893,1898,1904. First Edition. 4 volumes. 736,860,755,706pp. Quartos [28 cm] Full pebbled leather with decorative gilt stamping to boards and title gilt stamped on backstrips. All edges gilt. All volumes very good. Minor wear at the extremities. Item #4117
Complete set of Whitney's mammoth work dedicated to the first five decades of the Territory or Utah. Complete with the rare fourth volume, that was printed in a much smaller number than the previous three and only to satisfy prepaid and subscription copies.
"The finest book ever published in this territory is now ready and will be furnished to subscribers without delay. It is the first volume of the History of Utah by Orson F. Whitney. The mechanical work and the general appearance of the book will be an agreeable surprise to the public. It is beautifully printed on first class paper, it is handsomely bound and gilt and the illustrations are of the highest order of the engraver's art. A history of Utah is necessarily at least in the commencement a history of the Mormons, and that involves a history of Mormonism. The first volume then treats largely of the origin and progress of the Mormon faith. This story is told with a fidelity to the facts which renders it truly valuable and will make it a work of reference in years to come." - Deseret Weekly News (1892/05/28). Flake/Draper 9769. Auerbach 1466. Bradford 5813.