The Mormons and the Theatre or the History of Theatricals in Utah. With Reminiscences and Comments Humorous and Critical. John S. Lindsay.

The Mormons and the Theatre or the History of Theatricals in Utah. With Reminiscences and Comments Humorous and Critical

Salt Lake City: [Century Printing], 1905. First Edition. 178pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Nice contemporary 3/4 brown Moroccan over marbled boards. Title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Matching marbled endsheets and pastedowns. Original light blue wrappers bound in. Better than very good. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Item #6747

Nice copy of this early uncommon work on the performing arts among the Latter-day Saint faithful. "In rather sharp contrasts to other Christian denominations, the Mormons believe in and are fond of dancing and the theatre. So much is this the case that Friday evening of each week during the amusement season is set apart by them in all the settlements throughout Mormondom for their dance night. The theatre is so popular among the Mormon people, that in almost every town and settlement throughout their is an amateur dramatic company." - p[3]. Flake/Draper 4939.

Price: $350.00

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