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. Very good/Very good. Price clipped jacket shows minor wear at corners. Item #8840
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 cannot be understated, and who casts 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.