Hardcover, lettered in gold on spine, no dust-jacket. 637 pages, with two pages of publisher’s ads appended. Index. Illustrated with eight full page plates. First edition, first printing. An early, well researched history of the Mormon Church, and quite scarce in the first printing. Previous owner’s name on fly and half-title creased at fore-edge. Light toning to plates, mostly marginal and not affecting images. Paper on inner hinges cracked, with mull exposed on rear hinge, albeit hinges still sound. General light wear to cloth. A used but still good copy in the original binding with no writing or marginalia internally. Not ex-library. True first printing with no additional printings listed on title page. Howes L-366. Good.