Lot 60 of 455:
City of the Saints by Richard Burton 1862  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California
Author:
Burton, Richard F.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers
Date:
1862
Description:

574 + [2] ad pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece and engravings in the text; 3 maps on 1 folding sheet. 23.4x14.5 cm. (9¼x5½"), original blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First American Edition.

The famous explorer of Africa and the Middle East investigates the American West. "Sir Richard departed from St. Joseph on August 7, 1860, and arrived in Salt Lake City on August 25, after a stay of about one month in Utah, he continued on to California, stopping briefly at Carson City and Virginia City on the way. Burton was very interested in the Mormons and wrote about them sympathetically..." Wagner-Camp. Howes B1033; Wagner-Camp 370:2.

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Condition:
Spine darkened, light wear; front hinge a bit tender, light ripple to leaves, a few spots including one to frontispiece view of Salt Lake City; very good or better.
 
Item number:
302846
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