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    Richard F. Burton. The City of the Saints. London: 1861. First edition.

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    Richard F[rancis] Burton. The City of the Saints. And Across the Rocky Mountains to California. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861. First edition. Octavo. [iii]-x, [2], 707, [1] pages. Eight plates and two folding maps, plans. Original textured green publisher's cloth; boards stamped in blind; spine decorated in gilt; front with gilt beehive ornament. All edges rough-trimmed. Rebacked with original backstrip laid down; corners and edges bumped with some wear; rubbing to binding with a drip of black soiling to rear board; vertical creasing to backstrip wtih some loss to gilt. Edges of text block slightly toned, dust soiled. Endpapers browned. Occasional foxing, spot staining scattered throughout; a couple of pages browned from material previously laid in, including a newspaper clipping still present between plate and page 116; some rippling to pages from handling. About very good. Recounts a portin of Burton's 1860 travels in Canada and the United States. "Burton's City of the Saints is by far the best account of Mormonism of its day, exceeding in judgement and detail those of Remy, Twain, and Emerson"--DNB. Penzer, pp. 68-69.



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