Fair. Hardcover. First edition, second issue with appendix in rear. 406 p. plates, ports. 22 cm. Maroon cloth. Decorated cover and spine. Front hinge reinforced. Worming throughout, resulting in loss to head margins of final 80 pages, frontis and title page detached. Boards worn. Minor foxing on end pages. A reading copy. Lee was arrested in 1874 for leading the Mountain Meadow Massacre. "Lee wrote his Life and Confessions in prison, after his sentence to death, and subsequent to his execution his manuscripts were copied and prepared by Mr. Bishop" (vi, 1877, W. Bishop). Lee did not deny his involvement, he argued he did not kill anyone and the decision was not his own. He wanted to expose the truth of the massacre and other well kept secrets in the inception of the Mormon community.
Very Good with no dust jacket. B0008C6X1A. 1879 later printing, including appendix on Brigham Young. Last few pages of appendix are missing, last page present is page 400. Small hole in front free endpaper and half-title page. Text appears clean. Rebound in rust colored cloth, gilt stamping on spine. Original decorative cloth mounted on new cloth. New marbled endpapers.; 400 pages.
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