Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 230

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(UTAH.) Young, Brigham. First Annual Message of the Governor to the Legislative Assembly of Utah Territory. 4 pages on one sheet. 8vo, stitch holes; minor foxing and wear. [Salt Lake City, UT, 1851]

Additional Details

A very early Utah imprint, and of considerable importance. Young recommends the formation of a militia, as Utah is "entirely surrounded by savage Tribes, who are wild in their nature, ferocious in their character, and being withal somewhat warlike." He also discusses the formation of a state library, university, prison, and seat of government. Crawley 612 (describes this as a probable second edition); Flake 9347; McMurtrie, Utah 9 (traces only one copy). One other known at auction since 1957, at a Swann sale, 14 April 2015, lot 258.