First edition. 8vo. Inked presentation inscription and dated from the author on the front fly leaf. Original brown cloth, decorated front and rear endpapers, 448 pp., frontispiece [portrait of the author at age 71], introduction, illustrated, plates. This copy has the extra plates as noted by Howes T429; leaf of contents inserted [not found in all copies with a manuscript correction], plus a six-page printing of comments from readers [the first we have seen]. The author first relates army experiences with Harney's Sioux Expedition of 1855. During the following five years he was variously stationed at Fort Bridger, Salt Lake City, and other western posts. Flake 9057 says "Trip through Salt Lake City in 1858, and an account of the rise of Mormonism." Michael Walsh of Goodspeed's considered this work rare in 1938. Tipped in to this copy is a printed broadsheet issued by Turnley to promote his book. Near fine copy.
Inventory Number: 42442