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  • THE KING'S ENGLISH: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller. by Burton, Betsy.
    Burton, Betsy.
    THE KING'S ENGLISH: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, (2005). First edition - A history of a small independent bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah, and much more. Includes reflections on books, and bookselling, book lists, accounts of author events. Illustrated with photographs. 302 pp. ISBN: 1423601246.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps.

    Book ID: 61223
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  • THE KING'S ENGLISH: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller. by Burton, Betsy.
    Burton, Betsy.
    THE KING'S ENGLISH: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, (2005). SIGNED first edition - A history of a small independent bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah, and much more. Includes reflections on books, and bookselling, book lists, accounts of author events. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED on the title page. 302 pp. ISBN: 1423601246.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps.

    Book ID: 63118
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  • PRISONER FOR POLYGAMY: The Memoirs and Letters of Rudger Clawson at the Utah Territorial Penitentiary, 1884-87. by [Clawson, Rudger, 1857-1943] Larson, Stan, editor.
    [Clawson, Rudger, 1857-1943] Larson, Stan, editor.
    PRISONER FOR POLYGAMY: The Memoirs and Letters of Rudger Clawson at the Utah Territorial Penitentiary, 1884-87.

    Edition: First printing.

    Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of the prison memoirs and letters of Rudger Clawson, the first Mormon convicted of violating the Edmunds Law of 1882. "His memoirs of three years as a "cohab" in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary are published here for the first time. They reflect the pride Mormon polygamists felt at being "prisoners for conscience sake," and they include discussions of Mormon doctrines, accounts of daring prison escapes, details of prison life, and the sense of a husband's frustration at being separated from his plural wife. Clawson's memoirs highlight his ability as a storyteller and, in passages dealing with his feelings about African-American prison inmates, confirm his racist…

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    Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of the prison memoirs and letters of Rudger Clawson, the first Mormon convicted of violating the Edmunds Law of 1882. "His memoirs of three years as a "cohab" in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary are published here for the first time. They reflect the pride Mormon polygamists felt at being "prisoners for conscience sake," and they include discussions of Mormon doctrines, accounts of daring prison escapes, details of prison life, and the sense of a husband's frustration at being separated from his plural wife. Clawson's memoirs highlight his ability as a storyteller and, in passages dealing with his feelings about African-American prison inmates, confirm his racist attitudes." Also included is a selection of his letters to his plural wife, Lydia; appendixes containing Clawson's 1884 prison journal, lists of Mormon polygamists imprisoned in the Utah Penitentiary and of Clawson's families; and a bibliography of various diaries, journals, and autobiographies of Mormon polygamists held in the Utah prison. Index. 256 pp. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. ISBN: 0-252018613.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 75897
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  • FAMILY ATTRACTIONS. by Freeman, Judith.
    Freeman, Judith.
    FAMILY ATTRACTIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a collection of short stories, with praise from such writers as Ivan Doig and Alice Adams. Several of the stories are set in Mormon Utah, where the author was born and raised. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-670-82108X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2828
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  • FAMILY ATTRACTIONS. by Freeman, Judith.
    Freeman, Judith.
    FAMILY ATTRACTIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first book, a collection of short stories, with praise from such writers as Ivan Doig and Alice Adams. Several of the stories are set in Mormon Utah, where the author was born and raised. INSCRIBED on the title page "To -- best wishes" 227 pp. ISBN: 0-670-82108X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55071
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  • THE GREAT REMINDER. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    THE GREAT REMINDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon and ex-pro football player detective, Moroni Traveler. Set in Salt Lake City and Utah, this finds him investigating the disappearance of a German prisoner-of-war fifty years earlier. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-312-093020.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72665
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  • THE HOSANNA SHOUT by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    THE HOSANNA SHOUT

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon detective, Moroni Traveler. Set in Salt Lake City and a dying small Utah copper- mining town. Dustjacket praise from fellow Utah writer Wallace Stegner: "He's got the touch.". ISBN: 0-312-114184.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72914
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  • CALLED HOME. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    CALLED HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon detective, Moroni Traveler, who is asked to investigate the apparent suicide of a young wife.. Set in Salt Lake City, Utah. As usual, the church elders don't want Moroni anywhere near the case. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-312-093020.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72915
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  • PILLAR OF FIRE. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    PILLAR OF FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon detective, Moroni Traveler. His investigation of a faith healer takes him to the desolate southwestern corner of Utah, commonly known as cult country. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-312-135882.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72916
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  • THE SPOKEN WORD. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    THE SPOKEN WORD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon detective, Moroni Traveler, set in Salt Lake City and Utah. Laid in is a photocopy of a review which calls this "another strong entry in a remarkable series." 229 pp. ISBN: 0-312-078412.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72917
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  • THE ANGEL'S SHARE. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    THE ANGEL'S SHARE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon and ex-pro football player detective, Moroni Traveler. Set in Salt Lake City. 202 pp. ISBN: 0-312-028628.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71982
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  • BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing the ex-Mormon and ex-pro football player detective, Moroni Traveler. Set in Salt Lake City.185 pp. ISBN: 0-396-09337x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71983
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  • GONE TO GLORY. by Irvine, Robert R.
    Irvine, Robert R.
    GONE TO GLORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third in this series of offbeat mysteries featuring ex-Mormon and ex-pro football player detective, Moroni Traveler. Set in Salt Lake City and Utah, and demonstrating that The Traveler still isn't following his father's advice "Never stick your nose in Church business." 231 pp. ISBN: 0-312-04321x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (short closed tear to bottom edge of dj).

    Book ID: 71984
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  • GOING OUT OF OUR MINDS: The Metaphysics of Liberation. by Johnson, Sonia,
    Johnson, Sonia,
    GOING OUT OF OUR MINDS: The Metaphysics of Liberation.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, (1987.). SIGNED first edition - A discussion of the path that took Johnson from Mormon housewife to a proponent of radical feminism, and especially of her last five years in the feminist movement. . After being excommunicated from the Mormon church in 1977 for supporting the Equal Rights Amendment, she became increasingly involved in the women's movement until the failure of the ERA, led to her renouncing working within the system as she came to believe that women must be "out of their minds" and should work outside the "patriarchy" to effect societal change. INSCRIBED on the title page "Dear .... keep on breaking free" and dated in the year of publication. Notes 359 pp. ISBN: 0-895942402.

    Condition: Good in illustrated wrappers (would be near fine except that several pages have yellow highlighting.)

    Book ID: 40699
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  • Stewart, Ora Pate.
    GLEANINGS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    San Antonio, TX: Naylor, 1953. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Collected poems, originally published 1948.

    Condition: SIGNED on the front endpaper 'with best wishes.' Very good in good only dust jacket (made of copper foil paper, but with significant rubbing and abrasion to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 23808
    Keywords: mormon, Poetry
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  • REJIGGERING THE THINGAMAJIG and Other Stories. by Stone, Eric James (edited by Lawrence M. Schoen and Arthur Dorrance.)
    Stone, Eric James (edited by Lawrence M. Schoen and Arthur Dorrance.)
    REJIGGERING THE THINGAMAJIG and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Blue Bell, PA: Paper Golem, (2011.). SIGNED first edition - His first highly praised collection of short stories,. Includes the Hugo finalist 'That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made.' SIGNED on the title page, numbered #59 and dated at WorldCon on August 19, 2011. 283 pp plus 2 pp of publisher's advertisements. ISBN: 0-9795349-92.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers. Laid in is the author's business card with a very short story on the back.

    Book ID: 51472
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  • NECESSARY FRAUD: Progressive Reform and Utah Coal. by Taniguchi, Nancy J.
    Taniguchi, Nancy J.
    NECESSARY FRAUD: Progressive Reform and Utah Coal.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket "In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the State of Utah was the federal choice for what was intended to be a definitive antitrust suit aimed at quelling the power of western railroads over coal lands in the diminishing public domain. . . a legal history of land fraud in Utah's turn-of-the-century coal fields that intertwines national, regional, and local events. Necessary Fraud transcends parachialism to become a compelling exposition on the era of progressive reform. . . [which] reveals for the first time the depth of involvement of both the state of Utah and the Mormon Church in the land frauds."…

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    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket "In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the State of Utah was the federal choice for what was intended to be a definitive antitrust suit aimed at quelling the power of western railroads over coal lands in the diminishing public domain. . . a legal history of land fraud in Utah's turn-of-the-century coal fields that intertwines national, regional, and local events. Necessary Fraud transcends parachialism to become a compelling exposition on the era of progressive reform. . . [which] reveals for the first time the depth of involvement of both the state of Utah and the Mormon Church in the land frauds." Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Volume Three in the series Legal History of North America. Map, photographs, notes, selected bibliography, index. xvi, 319 pp. ISBN: 0-8061-28186.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59142
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