First edition. 8vo. VOLUME I: Green cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on front cover and spine, maps on front and rear endpapers, xix [blank], 327 pp., frontis., preface, introduction, illustrated, map, chapter footnotes. Fine, bright, clean copy in dust jacket with light wear to head of spine, and corners, and lightly rubbed on rear panel. VOLUME II: Green cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on front cover and spine, maps on front and rear endpapers, ix, 328-769 pp., frontis., illustrated, chapter footnotes, index. Fine, bright, clean copy in dust jacket withlight wear to the head of spine, corners, and extremities. Volume I includes the years 1844-1848, Volume II includes the years 1848-1861. A very important diary covering from the troubled days at Nauvoo to 1861. Mintz 448 says "This work is one of the best sources of Mormon history. Stout was at Winter Quarters on the Missouri from Fall of 1846 to Spring of 1848. He includes in his diary a rare account of the happenings there. Stout went overland to Utah in 1848. Later, although lacking any previous experience in law, he was named 'Staes Attorney.' His diary therefore contains not only views of the people but also a close look at early Utah politics." Will be regarded as a major contribution to Mormon history. A nice set.
Inventory Number: 32818