New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1862. First American Edition. 574pp. Octavo [24 cm] Brown cloth with decorative blind stamped boards with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Near fine. Complete with both fold-outs. Internally fine. Item #965
A very nice copy of this classic travel narrative, of Burton's visit to Brigham Young's Salt Lake.
"An outstanding narrative of Western travel published in London, 1861, (perhaps more often seen in the New York, 1862, edition) is Richard F. Burton's 'The City of the Saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California.' Already celebrated for his travels to the 'holy cities' of the Old World, Burton made a pilgrimage in 1860 to Great Salt Lake City, taking the overland stage from St. Joseph, and after a few weeks among the Mormons, going on to San Francisco via the Comstock." - Carl Wheat. Flake/Draper 1029. Wagner/Camp 370:2. Howes B103. Sabin 9497. Wheat 1021. Woodward 29. Six-Guns 347.