Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1984. Octavo. Item #030887
251pp. Illustrated, edited by Charles kelly with an introduction by Charles S. Peterson. John D. Lee was one of the most prolific diarists of the early Mormon church. He kept a series of journals from the time he became a Mormon in 1844 until 1876, one year before he was executed for his part in the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857. This work was first published in a small private edition of 250 copies by Charles Kelly in 1938. In this reprinted edition, the general reader has the rare opportunity to experience Lee's faith and beliefs by reading these firsthand impressions. Bound in blue cloth, spine lettering silver. A very good copy in very good dust jacket rubbed and with wear to spine ends and corners.