Hole-in-the-Rock: An Epic in the Colonization of the Great American West by David E. Miller. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City 1959. 229 pages. Orange cloth over boards. Pictorial map endsheets. Illustrated with several maps. Black and white photographs. Some edge wear to the cover. Previous owner bookplate on the blank page opposite the half-title page. Otherwise, there are no previous owner markings.There is separation between pages 178 and 179. In spite of the separation inside the binding, the binding is tight with no looseness to the pages. Pages are flat without creases, folds or dog-earing. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. Photos available on request. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. BI16a
"Under church (Latter Day Saints Church) direction, colonizng "missions" established Mormon outposts throughout, and often in remote parts of, (sic) the intermountain frontier. One of these missions, concieved in the mind of Brigham Young but not carried out until two years after his death, is the subject of the present study.." "..there is no better example of the indomitable pioneer spirit than that of the Hole-in-the-Rock expedition of the San Juan Mission. No pioneer company ever built a wagon road through wilder, rougher, more inhospitable country, still one of the least known regions in America." - from the preface.