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image of Key to the Universe: New Theory of Its Mechanism; Founded Upon a I. Continuous Orbial Propulsion....II. Resisting Ethereal Medium or Variable Density

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Layton, Utah: Eborn, 1990. Octavo. Originally published in 1879. 118 pages. As a mathematician, Pratt assisted company scribe William Clayton in the design and invention of a version of the modern odometer. Intended to compute the distance traveled per day, the design consisted of a set of wooden cog wheels attached to the hub of a wagon wheel,… Read more
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Mormon Settlement in Arizona; a Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert

by McClintock, Col. James H.

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Published
1921
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First Edition
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Phoenix: Manufacturing Stationers, 1921. First Edition. Octavo. 307 pages. The project began with Thomas E. Farish but when he passed Col. James H. McClintock continued and obtained photographs, letters, and the cooperation of the LDS church in Utah. James Barney provided the maps. The folding map of Arizona is present at the end of the book.… Read more
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A Descriptive Bibliography of the Mormon Church (Three Volumes)

by Crawley, Peter

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First Editions
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Provo, UT. (1997, 2005 and 2012): Righam Young University. First Editions. Quarto. In three volumes; Volume I covers books produced by the Mormons in support of the Church 1830-1857; 477pp. Volume II, covers the years 1848-1852, 501pp. and volume III covers the years 1853-1857, 467pp. Each volume contains a descriptive bibliography, endnotes, library codes, author/title index, biographical index and… Read more
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Salt Lake City, UT 1946 and 1948: Deseret News Company. Octavo. Revised edition in three volumes, exquisitely bound by H. H. Bindery. Vol. I: xciv, 509pp. Map, Vol. II: xxxiii, 543pp., and Vol. III: lxxiv, 478pp. This set provides the best account of B.H. Roberts explanation of how all of Christendom became an apostasy. His… Read more
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Joseph Smith as Scientist, Contribution to Mormon Philosophy

by Widsoe, John A.

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Published
1908
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First Edition
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Salt Lake City, UT: The General Board, Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations, 1908. First Edition. Octavo. . 173pp., The author's second book. The author was a professor of agriculture at Brigham Young University, and is arguably the founding father of BYU's college of biology and agriculture. He was also married to Brigham Young's daughter Susan. The book was written… Read more
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History of Provo, Utah

by Jensen, J. Marinus

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Published
1924
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First Edition
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(Utah): By the Author, 1924. First Edition. Small Octavo. Frontispiece and one other full page illustration, a few textual illustrations. [5]-414pp. (1)pp. errata. The author has written an excellent source of the early history Provo including the Provo Indian wars, Indian troubles, famine, pioneer life, the rivers, lakes, Brigham Young Academy and University, fraternal societies, clubs, Military organizations, sports… Read more
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Writer notes: Here we are in the great Mormon Capital [sic]. It's a fine city and so interesting. This is a picture of the late Brigham Young from his best photograph. We are just off to Los Angeles in the swell [unreadable' of the Salt Lake Route.
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The Pioneer Jews of Utah

by Watters, Leon L. Ph. D.

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Published
1952
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First Edition
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New York: American Jewish Historical Society, 1952. First Edition. Octavo. 199 pages, bibliography, index (Studies in American Jewish History, Number 2). A fascinating account of the first Jews to settle in Utah as the earliest Mormons used the ideas of ancient Israel referring to Zion as their homeland; in fact, the Mormons thought the Jews should have Palestine restored… Read more
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Provo, UT; (1998): Jesse N. Smith Family Assn. Octavo. 460 pages, index, edited by Oliver R. Smith. Third edition, revised. A very good copy with the added index making this essential for both genealogical and historical research. Bound in green leather like cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt. Just a bit of dust soiling to upper… Read more
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Las Vegas, Nev. (1982): Cox Print Co. Quarto. 358 pages, plus index. issued in a small print run, with six pages of plates and other illustrations. Inscribed by Nellie I. Cox with a poem about the strip she has written. A large and thorough book on the people with lists of the known early… Read more
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Seventy Years on the Frontier, Alexander major' s Memoirs of a Lifetime on the Border

by Ingraham, Colonel Prentis (editor)

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Published
1893
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First Edition
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Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co, 1893. First Edition. Small Octavo. 325pp., (3)pp. ads. with a preface by Buffalo Bill (General W.F. Cody), Missour in its wild and uncultivated state, the mormons, Doniphan's expedition, trapping, Kit Carson, Denver of early days, Kansas City before the war, silver mining and of course, the Pony Express which was founded by Mr.… Read more
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The Utah Expedition, 1857-1858; Letters of

by Gove, Jesse A.; Otis Grand Hammond

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Published
1928
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Concord, N.H.: New Hampshire Historical Society, 1928. Octavo. 443 pages, frontispiece, illustrations, plates. One of the most important of the first hand accounts of the "Utah War" when the U.S. Army marched for 1500 miles to quell rebellious Mormons. Brigham Young claimed that they were persecuted by "the Gentiles" and they did not have to submit… Read more
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A scarce early letter from the father of two of Brigham Young's plural wives. It discusses a period of his life that is virtually unknown (see Gilman Bigelow Howe's Genealogy of the Bigelow Family in America (Worcester, 1890). As Susa Young Gates (a granddaughter of Nahum Bigelow and daughter of Brigham Young and Lucy Bigelow Young) wrote in his… Read more
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Albany: Printed By Hoffman & White, 1833. Octavo. 400p. 3 leaves of plates (two folding). The folding map shows the confluence Musingum and Ohio Rivers is based on the S. DeWit map of 1822. It has been a decade since a nice copy has appeared at auction. The early Mormons often used his notes… Read more
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The Charles Shumway Family, 1806-1979

by Sevey, Maragret Shumway

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Published
1979
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Mesa, Arizona: Shumway Family Organization, 1979. Thick Octavo. 732 pages, index, illustrations, portraits. A very small numbers were printed of this work which deals with the history of Peter Shumway/Pierre Chamois/Chomway (1635-1695) who immigrated from France about 1655. After settling in Massachusetts, the family continued until Charles Shumway (1806-1898) joined the Church of Jesus Christ… Read more
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A Brief History of Joseph City

by Westover, Adele B.; J. Morris Richards

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Winslow, AZ [1951]: Winslow Mail. Small Octavo. 74 pages, illustrations. A scarce account of Joseph City and its offspring of the Mormon Church. The offshoot continued to practice polygamy though Warren Jeffs and his associates are in prison or are facing troubles on rape and other charges for the sexual exploitation of children. The Westover family is prominent in… Read more
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Taylor Centennial; a Historical Review, 1878-1978

by Webb, Ida Allen (ed. Arvin Palmer)

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Taylor, Arizona; (2013): Taylor-Shumway Historical Foundation. Quarto. 269p index. The reprint was not only expanded from the 1978 edition but Dr. Arvin Taylor did some useful editing and a new table of contents. Hundreds of photographs of longtime Taylor and Shumway residents over a century along with images of buildings, documents, and events. The… Read more
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Taylor's Centennial Stories, 1878-1978

by Tenney, Jocie B.

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Published
2009
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The Taylor Shumway Foundation, 2009. Quarto. Originally printed in a somewhat smaller edition, the 2009 reprint has additional information. 321 Pages with a Table of Contents. There are hundreds of firsthand accounts of life of the families in Taylor and the depleted population of Shumway. The Mormon families hung together in spite of the problems of the Lone Pine… Read more
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(Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, 1929). Octavo. 173p. Much on President Lincoln's requesting of Brigham Young to supply soldiers for the Union in the Civil War. Dozens of photographs of various leaders, Fort Bridger, etc, Book label: Library, Brigham Young University, Gift of Leroy and Ann Woodbury Hafen, red stamp over label, BYU Library Withdrawn.… Read more
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The Harp of Zion; a Collection of Poems, with Notes and a Steel Portrait of the Author

by Lyon, John

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Published
1853
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First Edition
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Liverpool: S.W. Richards, 1853. First Edition. 12mo. 223p. A near fine copy of the first edition of the first book of poetry published by a LDS member. . Includes lines written in honor of Elder Franklin D. Richards by Miss Eliza R. Snow, his eulogy to Orson Pratt, one of the Twelve Apostles, Lines on the departure of Mr.… Read more
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