Denver: Frank S. Thayer, 1888. First Edition. 33pp. Oblong octavo [21 cm x 28 cm] Brown cloth with gilt stamped title and photograph on the front board. Good only Light rubbing to corners. Gilt on “P” and “Q” on the front board is faded. Textblock is loose from the boards. Item #71
Text by Virginia Donaghe with six nice images of Utah by the important western photographer, C.R. Savage. Images and text for: Castle Gate, American Fork Canon, Salt Lake City, Temple Square, Great Salt Lake, and Lake Park. Brief history of the Mormons and a description of Salt Lake City, p. 16–21. Flake/Draper 5125. Surprisingly uncommon.
"The Mormons did not come to Deseret (Home of the Honey Bee) to 'prospect' or to create a 'boom.' They came to build their homes, and it is, perhaps, for this reason that there seems something so exotic to the dry Great Basin, in the development of the city of the Latter-Day Saints." - p.19.