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Mormon Postcard of Brigham Young,  July 31, 1907
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Mormon Postcard of Brigham Young, July 31, 1907

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.

$85.00

The Pioneer Jews of Utah
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The Pioneer Jews of Utah

By Watters, Leon L. Ph. D.

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 as their true homeland. When early Mormons not only said they were descendents of the 12 tribes but one identified which tribe it left the Jewish settles flabbergasted. There is a chapter on Jews who became Mormons. On pages 177-178 there is a list of Jews buried in the B'nai Israel Cemetery. A fascinating book not only for those interested in early Jewish history in the American West and their relationship with Mormons but for the general reader as well. Bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, light rubbing to upper joint. A very good copy.

$60.00

Six Decades in the Early West: The Journal of Jesse Nathaniel Smith: Diaries and Papers of a Mormon Pioneer, 1934-1906  Third  Edition;
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Six Decades in the Early West: The Journal of Jesse Nathaniel Smith: Diaries and Papers of a Mormon Pioneer, 1934-1906 Third Edition;

By Smith, Jesse Nathaniel

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 edge.

$40.00

A Harsh Land and Proud; Saga of the "Arizona Strip"
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A Harsh Land and Proud; Saga of the "Arizona Strip"

By Cox, Nellie I.

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 stockmen, sheep men, ranchers, etc. A who's who is provided on early places that once existed. A unique source for serious students of the Arizona strip or genealogy. Bound in brown pebble grained cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt. A very nice copy.

$115.00

Footprints on the Arizona Strip; with Accent on "Bundyville"
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Footprints on the Arizona Strip; with Accent on "Bundyville"

By Cox, Nellie I; and Helen Bundy Russell

Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.: Cox Printing, 1982. Quarto. Second Edition. 250 pages, plus 6 page index. They describe the pioneer years of several Mormon families--the Ivrersons and Bundys--in northwestern Arizona, an area known as the strip. They deal with settlemens at Littlefield and Beaver dam in the 1890's, the trek to Mexico and the return to Arizona in 1916. Virtually every family member is identified and there is a good index. Bound in brown pebble grained cloth lettered in gilt, spine letteing gilt. A very nice copy.

$55.00

Seventy Years on the Frontier, Alexander major' s Memoirs of a Lifetime on the Border
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Seventy Years on the Frontier, Alexander major' s Memoirs of a Lifetime on the Border

By Ingraham, Colonel Prentis (editor)

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. Majors. A very handsome copy bound in dark blue pictorial gilt cloth over beveled boards, spine and top edge gilt, dark brown coated endpapers. Internally fresh.

$175.00

The Utah Expedition, 1857-1858; Letters of
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The Utah Expedition, 1857-1858; Letters of

By Gove, Jesse A.; Otis Grand Hammond

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 to becoming part of the territory acquired from Mexico. Even the absentee landlord President James Buchanan reacted to what was known as "the Mormon rebellion." From James Bridger to Henry Sibley, we get an enlisted man's experiences from the books he is requesting (Dickens' Little Dorrit once all parts are complete and it can be bound up) to the Mormons praying that God will stop the army in its tracks [apparently He didn't] to the declaration of Brigham Young that Utah was not part of the United States and that when the army arrived it would all be scalped by the Indians (another of the Prophet's mistaken prophecies). There is so much on the Mormons of the time regarding their aggressive attempts at converting Gentiles (claiming that their wives might then be connected to the Prophet). Of course, much of what he had heard were overblown but there is an account of a public speech of Brigham Young where he said anyone could leave who did not want to be under their control. Then, there is a list on page. 291-2 of all those who wished to leave against the prophet's command. He then shows the outline of the roads surrounding the fort and how the rock formations are that make the roads difficult to construct. He then speaks of Captain Marcy's arrival. He proceeds to describe a number of the Mormon settlements. In short, a fascinating account of Utah before is subjugation by the U.S. army. Bound in black cloth, spine lettering gilt. Some staining to cloth. A very good copy.

$125.00

Pre-Conversion Letter By Brigham Young's (Twice-over) Future Father-in-Law
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Pre-Conversion Letter By Brigham Young's (Twice-over) Future Father-in-Law

By Bigelow, Nahum (1785-1851)

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 only known biography in the Juvenile Instructor (April 15, 1891): "Little can be told of the early life of Nahum Bigelow--leaving behind him no record except in the hearts of loving descendents. From that record--halting and imperfect as it may be and is--the following sketch can be made." she goes on to speak of the background from other family oral traditions, but little of an historical note exists. After moving from Mt. Carmel, Illinois to nearby Lawrenceville, he was married in 1826 to 16 year old Mary Gibbs who was 24 years his junior. After the birth of Mary Jane and Lucy, he moved his family to Hancock County where he was converted to Mormonism some time after 1835. The family removed to Nauvoo in 1843 and after the murder of Joseph Smith they trekked to Winter Quarters, Indian Territory (near today's Omaha in 1847. The two daughters were to become plural wives of Brigham Young. The letter is written to his brother, Noah (1783-1850), an itinerate preacher who was interested in land speculation in Mount Carmel, Illinois. Nahum writes: "Dear Brother, I take my pen to write a few lines....after losing all hopes of hearing from you again....the lots you purchased ought to be in no danger....they [do] have to be disposed of soon. He writes that he has a son and a daughter [twenty-one months old]. Seal hole affecting a few letters and repaired fold tears with no loss of text.

$1850.00

American Antiquities in the West; Being an Exhibition of the Evidence That an ancient Population of Partilaly Civilized Nations..peopled America Many Centuries Before the Discovery By Columbus.
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American Antiquities in the West; Being an Exhibition of the Evidence That an ancient Population of Partilaly Civilized Nations..peopled America Many Centuries Before the Discovery By Columbus.

By Priest, Josaih; Theodore C. Hailes

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 since his ideas were closely allied with the Book of Mormon where he claims Mormon came to the what is now North American two millennia ago. Bound in full calf, red morocco spine label gilt, chip to head, text with scattered foxing or toning, previous owner's name dated 1837. folding plate at front has small piece torn away affecting small illustration. A good copy. [Howes P592; Sabin 65484].

$125.00

Mormonism, Americanism and Politics
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Mormonism, Americanism and Politics

By Vetterli, Richard

Salt Lake City, UT; (1961): Ensign Publishing Co. First Edition. Octavo. . First printing. 569(1)pp. The author produced this work as the thesis for his graduate studies. Why was the "Mormon" question one of the foremost political issues in the Unites States for over 60 years? Here is told for the first time a dramatically-documented account o all the vital, seldom-explored phases of Mormon political history. Bound in blue cloth, spine lettering silver, endpapers are maps, previous owner's gift inscription. A very good copy in very good unclipped pictorial dust jacket.

$35.00

The Charles Shumway Family, 1806-1979
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The Charles Shumway Family, 1806-1979

By Sevey, Maragret Shumway

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 of Latter-day Saints in 1841 and immigrated to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. He married Louise Minnerly, Henrietta Bird and Elizabeth Jardine. The last part begins on page 245 and has the most thorough family genealogy of the extensive family. Bound in brown simulated leather lettered in gilt. One corner rubbed. Near fine.

$375.00

A Brief History of Joseph City
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A Brief History of Joseph City

By Westover, Adele B.; J. Morris Richards

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 the many details noted in this scarce little volume. Bound in pictorial stiff paper wraps, tiny tear to foot of spine, some toning to edges of wraps.

$75.00

Taylor Centennial; a Historical Review, 1878-1978
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Taylor Centennial; a Historical Review, 1878-1978

By Webb, Ida Allen (ed. Arvin Palmer)

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 index allows the researcher to find virtually every important event in the area's first century. Bound in dark brown cloth lettered in gilt. Fine.

$75.00

Taylor's Centennial Stories,  1878-1978
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Taylor's Centennial Stories, 1878-1978

By Tenney, Jocie B.

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 Dam, the Depression, and water issues, the leadership came from Logan Brimhall and Marshal Flake. A number of the stories are told in the language of the early pioneers and told of the rise of Renz L. Jennings and Ernest Haycock. An important regional item bound in pictorial paper wraps, backed with a black plastic comb. A couple of tiny marks to front wrap. Near fine.

$85.00

Utah and the Civil War: Being the Story of the Part Played By the People of Utah in That Great Conflict with Special Reference to the Lot Smith Expedition and the Robert T. Burton Expedition  (signed By Leroy R Hafen)
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Utah and the Civil War: Being the Story of the Part Played By the People of Utah in That Great Conflict with Special Reference to the Lot Smith Expedition and the Robert T. Burton Expedition (signed By Leroy R Hafen)

By Fisher, Margaret, Ed; Assisted By C.N. Lund; Judge Nephi Jensen

(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. Upper front corner of front blank signed L.R. Hafen. Bound in blue pictorial cloth, Image of Brigham Young and President Lincoln on front cover with the United States in outline in background.. Light edgewear else a near fine copy.

$90.00

The Harp of Zion; a Collection of Poems, with Notes and a Steel Portrait of the Author
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The Harp of Zion; a Collection of Poems, with Notes and a Steel Portrait of the Author

By Lyon, John

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. John Bromley and family for Council Bluffs, Mrs. T.B. Stenhouse's farewell to her husband; and several on Joseph Smith as well as printed notes on pages 221-223. The original errata slip in back. Bound in green embossed cloth, pink endpapers, light fading to spine and slightly bumped corner. [Flake 5067; Sabin 50740].

$350.00

The Story of Edwin Marion Whiting and Anna Maria Isaacson

By Farr, Anette W.

Holbrook, AZ: J. Grant Stevenson, 1969. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 320p. From the time when Peter and Martha helped organized a colony of saints at Brigham City, Arizona to the St. Johns, Arizona. A story of hardship and endurance that became a leading LDS family in Arizona.

$40.00

Notes on Early Printing in Utah Outside of Salt Lake City
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Notes on Early Printing in Utah Outside of Salt Lake City

By McMurtrie, Douglas C.

Los Angeles: Press of the Frank Wiggins Trade School, 1939. 9 pages with illustrations including a facsimile of the very rare Farmers Oracle of 1863. Beautifully printed with the history of early printing outside of Salt Lake City. The original issue of this work came out in 1930 at which time the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints acquired an original of the Farmer's Oracle.

$85.00

Die Zehn Gebote Angewandt Auf Das Leben Der Gegenwart
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Die Zehn Gebote Angewandt Auf Das Leben Der Gegenwart

By Henderson, William Williams; Zimmer, Max

Berlin: Kirche Jesu Christi Der Heiligen Der Letzen Tage, 1937. Octavo. 140p. Only copy in OCLC at Brigham Young University. Joseph M. Dixon's important article on "Mormons in the Third Reich" shows how the church with its estimated 14,000 members managed to survive in Nazi Germany. This item on the Mormon view of the 10 Commandments published in 1937 is important not only for noting its Berlin publishing office but for the list of the German language books available at that time; however, the references to Zion and Israel meant that by 1938 and 1939 the Nazi's began to curtail LDS activities. The footnote at the bottom of p. 2-3 of the catalog notes this applies to missionaries in all districts. Originally scouting was permitted but now only the Hitler Jugend could be allowed with a program for boys. By early 1939 the suppression began and all LDS missionaries fled Germany in August just days before Hitler invaded Poland. This would appear to be among the last LDS items printed in the Third Reich. Laid is one of the original Third Reich stickers of the Winterhilfswerk (Winter Charity Campaign or WHW) which showed that the person had made a donation for charitable purposes. It has the swastika and the years 1938-1939 but it may have been added by anyone in the intervening years.

$190.00

The Contributor, Representing the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association of the Latter-Day Saints, Vol. 11
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The Contributor, Representing the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association of the Latter-Day Saints, Vol. 11

By Wells, Junius F.

Salt Lake City: Deseret News Company, 1890. Quarto. 480p. Includes the articles on Pioneer Women of Utah (with steel engraving of three of the pioneer women). Biographies of Harriet Page Wheeler Young (who was wife of Lorenzo Dow Young, Brigham's Young's brother), the family fled Nauvoo just after death of Joseph Smith, crossing the frozen Mississippi River and settling in Winter Quarters. Also Clara Decker Young who at age 15 married Brigham Young at Nauvoo also fleeing to Winter Quarters also including the life of Ellen Sanders Kimball. The second article on the Pioneer Women of Utah lists all the early 144 men who were the founders. Interestingly enough three on the list were noted as (colored). Also several articles on "the Morrisite War" and H.W. Lawrence, Territorial Marshal along with deputy Marshal R.T. Burton. It was the Pioneer Women of Utah who built a monument on behalf of those who died in the battle. It is interesting since the articles were aimed to inspire youth on behalf of LDS young people but much of the controversial past is not excised. Wear to extremities and hinges cracked but a scarce item.

$60.00

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