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    [Mormons]. [James Linforth, editor]. [Frederick Piercy, illustrator]. Route from Liverpool to Great Salt Lake Valley... Together with A Geographical and Historical Description of Utah, and a Map of the Overland Routes to that Territory, from the Missouri River. Also, an Authentic History of the Latter-Day Saints' Emigration from Europe from the Commencement up to the Close of 1855, with Statistics. Liverpool: Franklin D. Richards, 1855. First edition. Quarto (12 x 9.5 inches; 305 x 242 mm.). vii, [1]-120 pages. Text in double columns. Inserted throughout are thirty steel engravings; with nine intertextual woodcuts in the text from sketches made by Frederick Piercy. Folding map of "Utah, and the Overland Routes to it from the Missouri River" by F. D. Richards inserted at front. This version with Utah borders and the routes hand-colored, but not the counties. Complete. Bound in contemporary half burgundy levant morocco over burgundy cloth boards, boards ruled in gilt and blind, spine ruled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, all edges gilt, floral endleaves. Spine somewhat sunned, binding rubbed and worn and slightly soiled, with front joint just barely starting near the upper edge. Text soiled, and occasionally foxed. Some foxing, soiling, occasional creasing to plates. Final plate dampstained at lower portion. Tears with tape repairs to two leaves at upper edge (pages 53-56); a chip on the fore-edge of page 29-30. Page 52-53 is duplicated (one of the pages have the afore-mentioned tear at the upper edge). Some additional creasing, some mild soiling to folding map. A very good example of this rare and important account of Mormon migration. Howes L359; Wagner-Camp 259; Flake and Draper 6381.

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