Lot 36 of 575:
Scarce biography of Mormon Pioneer  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Life of a Pioneer

Author:
Brown, James S.

Place:
Salt Lake City

Publisher:
Geo. Q. Cannon & Sons

Date:
1900

Description:

xix, [1], [9]-520 pp. With 7 full-page illustrations (5 from drawings, the others from photographs including the frontispiece portrait). (8vo) original brown cloth lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Scarce autobiography of a Mormon pioneer who found adventure around the world. Brown converted to Mormonism at age twelve, was at Nauvoo, and came across Iowa as part of the great exodus in 1846. The following year he joined the Mormon Battalion and went with it to California. He worked for John Sutter, helping to erect the famous mill, and was with James Marshall when the latter discovered gold. He then went back to Salt Lake City, but returned to California in 1849 and 1850 to mine for gold. He later sailed for the South Seas as a missionary. Cowan p.77; Flake 900; Graff 426; Howes B849; Kurutz 86; Mattes 1663; Rocq 1811; Wheat Gold Rush 22.


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Condition:
Some insect damage to spine with loss, toning to gutters, some internal insect damage along gutters; overall very good.


 
Item number:
319483
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