A Visit to Salt Lake; Being a Journey Across the Plains and a Residence in the Mormon Settlements at Utah

London: Smith, Elder, 1857.

Folding map of author's route. xii, 346pp. + 16pp. of publisher's ads. Small 8vo, original orange cloth, head of spine lightly worn, cloth lightly soiled, corners bumped, several pages creased on right side of text, several pages creased in right margins, light foxing to publisher's ads. London: Smith, Elder, 1857. First Edition

From the library of Thomas W. Streeter with his bookplate. "Chandless crossed the plains as a wagon driver in the summer of 1855, departing from Atchison in July and arriving at Salt Lake City on the first of November. The long description of Salt Lake and the Mormons is based on this stay of two months. In January 1856 he set out for California by way of Fillmore, Cedar City, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles." Wagner-Camp 287:1. "This Chandless Visit is included because of Carl Wheat's comment (Trans-Mississippi West, Vol IV, p. 63) that his journal from Salt Lake City to California on the desert trail is a scarce account and his map `a document of importance for this feature'-Thomas W. Streeter." Streeter Sale 2299. Flake 1252. Howes C-286. Cowan p. 113.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Edition: First
Language: English

Price: $750.00

Item #256981