New York: Harper and Brothers, 1854. First Edition. 347pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Original blue cloth with the title and bands gilt on backstrip. Very good. Item #7428
Benjamin Ferris (1802-1891) served in the (federally installed) Utah Territorial government in 1852-53. "In the early part of the summer of 1852 I was solicited to discharge the duties of Secretary of the Territory of Utah. A Curiosity, long cherished, to visit a portion of the world about which many marvelous accounts had been given, induced me to accept the vacant post. The result has been a six months residence in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, embracing the severe winter of 1852-3." - from the Preface. Flake/Draper 3328. Wagner/Camp 238a. Howes F98.