hardcover. By more than Forty Eye-witnesses. 94pp. 12mo, 3/4 brown morocco, spine and edges of corners lightly rubbed. N.p., n.d., circa 1970. Very good. very good.
A facsimile of the Coloma, California, 1851 edition. Page 79 is an actual page from the original 1851 edition and has been expertly repaired with tape with no loss of text. "Blanket arraignment of Utah Mormons. One of the earliest English books printed in California." Howes S-542. "Nelson Slater was one of a number of immigrants who were forced to spend the winter of 1850 in Salt Lake City...the above work that sets forth bitter complaints against the Mormons and charges them with treason, murder, larceny, and other crimes. The angry immigrants urged the Congress to abolish the territorial government and to establish military rule." Wagner-Camp 205. Flake 7754. Graff 3814. Streeter Sale V, 2686. Cowan p. 216.