1053. [MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE]. Lot of about 55 nineteenth- and twentieth-century imprints. Included are:

ARRINGTON, Leonard J. Brigham Young: American Moses. 1985.

BACKUS, Anna Jean. Mountain Meadows Witness: The Life and Times of Bishop Philip Kingsmith. Spokane: Arthur H. Clark, 1995. 302 [2] pp., frontispiece, map, illustrations. Very fine in d.j.

BACKUS, Anna Jean. Through Bonds of Love: In the Shadow of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. 1998.

BAGLEY, Will. Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows. 2002.

BAILEY, Lynn R. A Tale of the “Unkilled”: The Life, Times, and Writings of Wells W. Spicer.... 1999. Signed.

BAILEY, Paul. Holy Smoke: A Dissertation on the Utah War. 1978. Signed.

BAILEY, Paul. Jacob Hamblin: Buckskin Apostle. 1948.

BAILEY, Paul. Sam Brannan and the California Mormons. 1943.

BASKIN, R.N. Reminiscences of Early Utah. 1914.

BEADLE, J.H. Life in Utah; or, the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism. 1870.
BEADLE, J.H. Western Wilds and the Men Who Redeem Them.... 1882.

BEAN, Amelia. The Fancher Train. 1958.

BIGLER, David L. and Will Bagley (eds). Innocent Blood: Essential Narratives of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. 2008.

BROOKS, Juanita. John Doyle Lee: Zealot­ – Pioneer Builder – Scapegoat. 1962.

BROOKS, Juanita. The Mountain Meadows Massacre. 1950.

BIRNEY, Hoffman. Zealots of Zion. 1931.

CANNON, Frank J. & Harvey J. O’Higgins. Under the Prophet in Utah.... 1911.

CARLETON, J.H. The Mountain Meadows Massacre. 1995.

CARLETON, James Henry. Mountain Meadow Massacre. 1995.

CLAYTON, William. William Clayton’s Journal: A Daily Record of the Journey of the Original Company of “Mormon” Pioneers from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. Salt Lake City: Clayton Family Association, 1921. x, 376 pp., frontispiece portrait. 12mo, original tan pictorial cloth. Edges of binding rubbed, upper hinge cracked (but hilding), 1930 gift inscription on front free endpaper, text browned, edges brittle with a few chips and small tears, overall very good.
     First edition. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 86. Flake 2427. Howes C474. Malone, Wyomingana, p. 2. Mattes, Platte River Road Narratives 220. Mintz, The Trail 96: “Clayton was ‘historian’ of the Mormon overland party of 1847 and kept a daily journal in which were recorded the events of the expedition, together with observations on the country and Indian tribes.” Walgren, Scallawagiana 100 86. See Plains & Rockies IV:147.

CORLE, Edwin. Desert Country. 1941.

CREER, Leland Hargrave. Utah and the Nation. 1929.

DICKINSON, Ellen E. New Light on Mormonism. 1885.

DUNN, J.P., Jr. Massacres of the Mountains: A History of the Indian Wars of the Far West, 1815-1875. N.d. Facsimile reprint.

FREECE, Hans P. The Letters of an Apostate Mormon to His Son. 1908.

FURNISS, Norman F. The Mormon Conflict 1850-1859. 1960.

GHENT, W.J. The Road to Oregon: A Chronicle of the Great Emigrant Trail. 1929.

GIBBS, J[osiah] F. Lights and Shadows of Mormonism. 1909.

GIBBS, Josiah F. The Mountain Meadows Massacre...Illustrated by Nine Full-Page and Five Half-Page Engravings from Photographs Taken on the Ground. [Salt Lake City]: Salt Lake Tribune Publishing Co., 1910. 59 [1, blank] pp., illustrations, map. 8vo, original green pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps split at spine and detached, browned and fragile with several chips and small tears, printed bookplate on lower wrap, internally fine aside from staining to blank verso of final leaf.
     Second and best edition, with correction regarding Isaac Laney on title verso: “The above explanation has been given for purpose of disarming Mormon critics who are ever alert to even the slightest discrepancies that may find their way into the writings of those who presume to criticize the conduct and motives of the Mormon leaders.” Adams, Guns 825: “Scarce.” Flake 3354.

GRISWOLD, Don L. (ed). The 1961 Brand Book: Volume Seventeen of the Denver Posse of the Westerners. 1962.

HAFEN, LeRoy R. & Ann W. Hafen (eds.). The Utah Expedition 1857-1858.... 1958.

INMAN, Henry & William F. Cody. The Great Salt Lake Trail. 1898.

KELLY, Charles & Hoffman Birney. Holy Murder: The Story of Porter Rockwell. New York: Minton, Balch & Company, [1934]. ix [3], 313 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 11 plates. 8vo, original red cloth. Light shelf wear, corners slightly bumped, spine and edges of binding dark, binding a bit loose, overall very good in worn and chipped d.j.
     First edition. Adams, Guns 1223: “Has much on John D. Lee and Orrin Porter Rockwell and their crimes, the ‘Destroying Angels,’ and the Mountain Meadow massacre.”

KING, David S. Mountain Meadows Massacre: A Search for Perspective. 1970.

LANGLEY, Harold D. To Utah with the Dragoons and Glimpses of Life in Arizona and California, 1858-1859. 1974.

LEE, John Doyle. A Mormon Chronicle: The Diaries of John D. Lee, 1848-1876. Edited and Annotated by Robert Glass Cleland and Juanita Brooks. San Marino: Huntington Library, 1955. xxxvi, 344 + v [1, blank], 480 pp., frontispieces (vol. 2 in color), 2 plates, endpaper maps. 2 vols., 8vo, original brown cloth. Tail of spine of vol. 2 bumped, endpapers browning, otherwise near fine in d.j.’s (lightly rubbed, a few chips, vol. 1 price-clipped).
     First edition. Walgren, Scallawagiana 100 98.

LEE, John Doyle. The Mormon Menace: Being the Confession of John Doyle Lee, Danite: An Official Assassin of the Mormon Church under the Late Brigham Young. Introduction by Alfred Henry.... New York: Home Protection Publishing Co., [1905]. 368 pp., frontispiece, 4 plates. 12mo, original navy blue cloth gilt. Light shelf wear, corners bumped, text block cracked (but holding), overall very good.
     First edition. Adams, Guns 1312: “Tells about the murders committed by Lee and, in the appendix, of his execution on March 23, 1877.” Flake 1905: “An abridgement of his Mormonism Unveiled.”

LITTLE, James A. Jacob Hamblin, a Narrative of his Personal Experience as a Frontiersman, Missionary to the Indians and Explorer. Faith-Promoting, V. Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1881. 144 pp. 12mo, original brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt, edges sprinkled. Bindering moderately shelf worn, boards exposed at tips, hinges cracked (but holding), endpapers browned, owner’s ink stamps on front free endpaper, otherwise good.
     First edition. Farquhar, The Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, 32: “A source book for any study of Jacob Hamblin’s exploits on the Colorado River and on both sides of it in the years 1854-1886.” Flake 4951. Graff 2511. Howes L384.

LYFORD, C.P. The Mormon Problem: An Appeal to the American People. With an Appendix, Containing Four Original Stories of Mormon Life, Founded upon Fact, and a Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. New York: Hunt & Eaton; Cincinnati: Cranston & Stowe, [1886]. 323 [1, blank] pp. 12mo, original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Light shelf wear, front hinge cracked (but holding), otherwise very good.
     First edition. Flake 5048.

McCLINTOCK, James H. Mormon Settlement in Arizona: A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert. 1921.

MUMEY, Nolie. John Williams Gunnison (1812-1853), the Last of the Western Explorers: A History of the Survey through Colorado and Utah with a Biography and Details of his Massacre. Denver: Artcraft Press, 1955. xvii [1, blank], 189 [1, blank] pp., tipped on color frontispiece portrait, 30 plates, folding map. 4to, original half green cloth over olive pictorial boards gilt. Boards slightly warped and with light browning, slight insect damage to upper cover, gilt a bit dull, front endpapers browned, browning adjacent tipped on frontispiece, otherwise very good.
     First edition, limited edition (#279 of 500 numbered and signed copies). Includes a translation of survey geologist Dr. James Schiel’s 1859 German-language account of the expedition (Howes S159; Wagner-Camp 344).

PENROSE, Charles W. The Mountain Meadows Massacre: Who Were Guilty of the Crime? 1884. Flake 6245. Incomplete copy: title page absent, in unoriginal wrappers from another book.

RIVES, John C. The Congressional Globe: Containing the Debates and Proceedings of the Third Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress: Also, of the Special Session of the Senate. 1863.

SHEFFER, H. Henry III & Sharyn R. Alger. “The Mountain Meadows Massacre”: Oppression of the Saints. 1995.

STENHOUSE, Mrs. T.B.H. “Tell It All”: The Story of a Life’s Experience in Mormonism. 1874.

STENHOUSE, T[homas] B[rown] H[olmes]. The Rocky Mountain Saints: A Full and Complete History of the Mormons, from the First Vision of Joseph Smith to the Last Courtship of Brigham Young.... New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873. xxiv, 761 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations. 8vo, blue cloth with printed paper spine label. Spine label browned, binding lightly shelf worn, upper hinge cracked (but holding), frontispiece and title page foxed, otherwise very good, lower pastedown with small label of Shepard Book Company, Salt Lake City.
     First edition. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 461. Flake 8404. Walgren, Scallawagiana 100 63.

STOUT, Hosea. On The Mormon Frontier: The Diary of Hosea Stout, 1844-1861. [Salt Lake City]: University of Utah Press & Utah State Historical Society, [1964]. xix [1, blank], 327 [1, blank] + ix [1, blank], [329]-769 [1, blank] pp., 2 frontispiece portraits, illustrations, endpaper maps. 2 vols., 8vo, original gilt-lettered green cloth. Fine in d.j.’s (edges browned and lightly worn).
     First edition. Walgren, Scallawagiana 100 99.

SWISHER, James. How I Know, or Sixteen Years’ Eventful Experience. 1881.

THOMAS, D.K. Wild Life in the Rocky Mountains.... 1917.

UNITED STATES. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 36th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 78. Message of the President of the United States, Communicating, in Compliance with a Resolution of the House, copies of Correspondence relative to the Condition of Affairs in the Territory of Utah. 1860. Flake 9222.

UNITED STATES. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 57th Congress, 1st Session, Document No. 605. Mountain Meadow Massacre...Special Report of the Mountain Meadow Massacre, by J.H. Carleton, Brevet Major, United States Army, Captain, First Dragoons [caption title]. [Washington: GPO, 1902]. 17 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, bound in three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, edges and endpapers marbled, many blank pages bound in following original document. Binding rubbed, lower wrap absent, internally fine.
     Reprinted from Little Rock, 1860 first edition. Flake 1188. Howes C147n. Cf. Graff 586, Wagner-Camp 354.

UNITED STATES. SENATE. 36th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 32. Message of the President of the United States, Communicating, in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate, the Correspondence between the Judges of Utah and the Attorney General or President, with Reference to the Legal Proceedings and Condition of Affairs in that Territory. 1860. Flake 9219.

UNITED STATES. SENATE. 36th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 42. Message of the President of the United States, Communicating, in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate, Information in Relation to the Massacre at Mountain Meadows, and Other Massacres in Utah Territory [caption title]. [Washington, 1860]. 139 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, disbound. Near fine aside from a little light wear and a few notes in pencil. In cloth clamshell box.
     Flake 9218. Howes M867, Wagner-Camp 352a

Utah Historical Quarterly 13:1-4 (1945).

Utah Historical Quarterly xxv:4 (October, 1957).

Utah Historical Quarterly 35:2 (Spring, 1967).

WILSON, Elijah. Among the Shoshones. 1969.

WISE, William. Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Legend and a Monumental Crime. 1976.


Sold. Hammer: $1,000.00; Price Realized: $1,225.00.

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