GIBBS, JOSIAH FRANCIS.
Title Lights and Shadows of Mormonism.
Binding Bound green cloth
Book Condition with gilt title on spine, title in blind on front cover, rubbed and just starting to fray at spine ends and corners, spine faded, contents with just very slight tanning of pages, otherwise good condition.
Location Published Salt Lake City
Book Number 15623
GIBBS, JOSIAH FRANCIS. Lights and Shadows of Mormonism. J. F. Gibbs. (Copyrighted by Salt Lake Tribune Publishing Co., 1909.) Octavo.
Bound green cloth with gilt title on spine, title in blind on front cover, rubbed and just starting to fray at spine ends and corners, spine faded, contents with just very slight tanning of pages, otherwise good condition.
Pagination: (1) dedication, (1) frontispiece, (1) title, (1) copyright, 5-9 contents, (1) blank, 11-15 prefatory & personal, (1) blank, 17-535pp. Flake: A Mormon Bibliography #3552, only edition.
"The initial thought in connection with the writing of this volume was to assemble the evidences relating to the political perfidy of the Mormon "prophets," and to make a brief statement of the political incidents in Utah from 1890 to 1909. ...The past fifteen years have been largely devoted to fighting the political encroachments of the prophets on the civil rights of the people. And the remainder of my life, so far as may be practicable, will be devoted to combating the Mormon swamp light on a broader plane than that of its political phase"--pp13 & 15. The author grew up in Utah as a Mormon. He was excommunicated from the church in 1907: "It served me right; I had been an apostate from the day when, in 1871, I first resented the domination of the Mormon priethood in politics."--p.14.
Anti Mormon, Mormon, Biography, Americana, American Church History, 20th Century Books, Josiah Francis Gibbs