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The Deseret News.

by Smith, Elias & Albert Carrington, editors

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Great Salt Lake City: Elias Smith, 1862. Two nearly complete bound volumes of the venerable Salt Lake City paper, 104 issues in all: Volume XII, Nos. 1 - 52, July 2, 1862 to June 24, 1863 and Volume XIII, Nos. 1-52; July 1, 1863 to September 21, 1864. By this time, the paper had settled in Salt Lake City after the 'Utah War', news was arriving by telegraph, and the paper was issued regularly, except when paper shortages or other unexplained problems caused brief interruptions, as when No. 22, December 16, 1863 jumps to No. 23, March 2, 1864. Scarce original documentation of LDS history & commentary, including local, national, and international news, disasters, agricultural ideas, human interest stories, Presidential addresses, Civil War accounts, local ads, correspondence, LDS notes & lectures. Volume 12 is bound in hardcover, worn half black calf over pebbled boards, corners chipped & frayed, loss to spine ends, rear board creased - not a period, I think, but perhaps later 19th-century binding, short tears to page edges; pages cockled but supple, with some creasing - one leaf, pages 411/12, with a corner torn off, about 14 lines of one column missing, something about the Mexican War on P. 411 and the paper's eye-over-beehive 'logo' on p. 412 gone; ink name (possibly George Manson) on p. [257], the first page of No. 33, a few other marks & smudges here & there; No. 38 on a pleasant purplish paper. 416 pages, complete. Page size about 10½" by 15¼", never folded. Volume 13 is bound, but the hinges have perished and the covers are lost. Upper corner torn off the first leaf, affecting the S in NEWS on p. [1] and 8 lines of Wilford Woodruff's remarks of June 12 on p. [2] are partly MISSING; the last leaf, pages [411/12] likely just of advertisements, is also MISSING (the page numbering goes off in No. 5, repeating a few pages numbers, and No. 6 is only 4 pages due to a paper shortage - then No. 7 jumps some page numbers, so the pagination is not entirely reliable, but nothing else appears to be missing. Paper likewise supple but cockled, minor tears & smudges, a few pencil notes. 410 pages. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 11" by 15¾".


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The Deseret News.
Smith, Elias & Albert Carrington, editors
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First Edition
Elias Smith
Place of Publication
Great Salt Lake City
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11" by 15¾"
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News, Newspapers, Journalism, Americana, LDS Church, Mormons, Utah, BIBLIO-LIVE-4

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