CHANDLESS, William - A Visit to Salt Lake

CHANDLESS, William - A Visit to Salt Lake

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In the book, Chandless , a British lawyer who travelled in the Western United States in the mid-1850’s as a teamster, eventually reaching California, provides a description of Mormonism and Mormon missionaries as he observed them during a stopover in Salt Lake City from November 1855 to January 1856.
  • A Visit to Salt Lake being a journey across the plains and a residence in the Mormon settlements in Utah

     

    To California Via the Mormon Trail, Chandless’ Description of Early Life in Salt Lake City 

     

    In the book, Chandless , a British lawyer who travelled in the Western United States in the mid-1850’s as a teamster, eventually reaching California, provides a description of Mormonism and Mormon missionaries as he observed them during a stopover in Salt Lake City from November 1855 to January 1856. The author traveled overland on the Mormon Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Salt Lake City and then on to California only a year prior to the ill-fated Fancher overland party and their massacre at Mountain Meadows. 

     

    London: Smith, Elder, and Co.,1857, First Edition, Twelvemo 7.75 inches by 5 inches in width, 346 pages complete with the folding engraved map “Map Shewing the Author’s Route.” Two tears to map margins expertly repaired.

     

    Publisher’s bead-grained orange cloth with borders in blind and stamped centerpiece. Spine lettered and stamped in gilt, original pale yellow endpapers. Slightly sunned and some soiling to upper front cover and some evidence of a removed bookplate from front pastedown.

     

    Beautiful chemise green cloth slipcase with gilt leather lettering piece. Overall an excellent First Edition.

     

    “Map Shows the Author’s Route from Atchison on the Missouri via South Pass, Sal Lake City and the Mormon Trail to Los Angeles and thence by water to San Francisco” (Wheat)

     

    Howes C-286, Wagner-Camp 287, Wheat: Gold Region 30