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1856 Mormons Latter-Day Saints Mormonism Gold Rush Utah Missouri WARS Polygamy

“My aim is not to ‘shoot folly as it flies,’ but to let folly tire on its own pinions”

– J.W. Gunnison, The Mormons; preface

A fine 1856 edition of Liet. John W. Gunnison’s “The Mormons.” This pre-Civil War-era book covers the rise and social progression of the Mormons, their expedition toward Utah, and Gunnison’s own observations of their explorations. Important contents include:

•Priests as civil officers

•Origins of Mormonism

•Expectations of the Catholic church absorbing the Protestant

•Mormon deity, genealogy of gods, progression of man into Gods

•‘many wife’ systems

•Gold rush emigrants

•On profanity

•Selection of Jackson County, Missouri as Zion

•Wars in Missouri over Mormonism

•Election of Brigham Young

•Miracles, Slavery, Indian Wars, and self-government

Item number: #2503

Price: $350


The Mormons, or, Latter-day saints, in the valley of the Great salt lake : a history of their rise and progress, peculiar doctrines, present condition, and prospects, derived from personal observation: during a residence among them

Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856.

Details: •Collation complete with all pages: [ix], 168, [48]

•References: Sabin 29285; Howes G 463;

•Provenance: Handwritten – Silas Gleim

•Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure

•Language: English

•Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm)

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1856 Mormons Latter-Day Saints Mormonism Gold Rush Utah

Estimate $350 - $700Apr 8, 2018