Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1958. First Edition. 534pp. Octavo [24 cm] 1/2 brown cloth over light gray striped boards with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Both the book and jacket are better than very good. Item #6685
Nicer than usually seen copy of this major work of scholarship (and by most accounts Arrington's most important work) by the celebrated and influential historian of the west and Mormon country, who's legacy can't be understated, and who cast a long shadow.
According to Saunders: "Though certainly not the first of its kind, in the realm of modern scholarly studies on Mormonism this work ranks unquestionably as the broadest and probably the single most important. Almost alone Arrington's book raised the study of Mormon culture out of the arena or polemics and apologetics into the world of serious study." Collectible Mormon Books 18.