Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890. First Edition. 400pp. Octavo [23 cm] Green cloth with the title gilt on the front board and backstrip. Floral endsheets and pastedowns. Near fine. Item #6926
Nice copy of this uncommon book. In this work, Jones, details his conversion to the Mormon faith, his rescue of the Willie & Martin handcart company and his work with Southwestern tribes. He also describes his work on the translation of the Book of Mormon in Spanish and his efforts to colonize Mexico. He founded what became Mesa, Arizona. It is a valuable resource for historians and storytellers in describing events and conditions in Western and Mormon American history. Flake/Draper 4484. Howes J207.