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Lot 0044
Author: Brown, James S.
Title: Life of a Pioneer
Place Published: Salt Lake City
Publisher:Geo. Q. Cannon & Sons
Date Published: 1900

xix, [1], [9]-520 pp. With 7 full-page illustrations (5 from drawings, the others from photographs including the frontispiece portrait). (8vo) original brown cloth lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Scarce autobiography of a Mormon pioneer who found adventure around the world. Brown converted to Mormonism at age twelve, was at Nauvoo, and came across Iowa as part of the great exodus in 1846. The following year he joined the Mormon Battallion and went with it to California. He worked for John Sutter, helping to erect the famous mill, and was with James Marshall when the latter discovered gold. He then went back to Salt Lake City, but returned to California in 1849 and 1850 to mine for gold. He later sailed for the South Seas as a missionary. Cowan p.77; Flake 900; Graff 426; Howes B849; Kurutz 86; Mattes 1663; Rocq 1811; Wheat Gold Rush 22.


Spine with two small splits, cloth worn and faded, corners bumped, hinges open. Lightly waterstained at beginning, a few scattered stains, frontispiece with small hole. Overall, a fair copy.

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Scarce biography of Mormon Pioneer

Estimate $200 - $300Aug 23, 2018
San Francisco, CA, USA