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Chicago: Belford-Clarke, 1889. First edition thus, revised with new preface (BAL 13818). Half leather, gilt, and cloth boards; edges sprinkled. The dedication copy, a lengthy inscription, signed, to Lillie Hitchcock Coit (Lil H. Coit), 1843-1929, San Francisco socialite and philanthropist. Famed landmark Coit Tower was built as a memorial to her. Earlier iterations of this story were dedicated to others or not dedicated at all. The Danites, or Brothers of Gideon as they called themselves, were thought to be a secret Mormon society formed in 1838 to retaliate against anti-Mormon terrorists. This novel is about the last survivor of the family that figured in the death of the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith (Baird and Greenwood, 1971, #1759). The Danites focuses on a young woman, Nancy Williams, who disguises herself as Billie Piper to elude the Danites, who have butchered her family. (Hall, Roger A. Performing the American Frontier, 1870-1906, 2001, p.93). Contemporary binder ticket, "Phillips' Bookbinder" San Francisco. Some rubbing to leather edges and tips, else Fine.
Title: The Danites in the Sierras.
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