Sketches of Travel, and Tales of Foreign Countries

68 [Mormon] Sketches of Travel, and Tales of Foreign Countries. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman & Co, 115 Nassau St., [ca. 1849-50]. Small square 8vo, original embossed cloth showing wear, hinges little loose, a few spots of foxing inside, illustrated with woodcuts, including view of Nauvoo with Temple.

Unusual children’s book, but with one chapter (2 pp.) “Nauvoo is one of the most noted cities in the valley of the Mississippi…The city was founded by the Mormons… The Mormons were rapidly increasing in numbers when their neighbors of Illinois became displeased withtheir conduct; they abandoned their fine city and wandered into the wilderness west of the Mississippi. Nauvoo is now a small town. But it has a fine situation. The Temple of the Mormons remains standing, but it has been damaged by fire.”

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