[MORMONISM]. Gazetteer and business Directory of Wayne, County, N. Y. for 1867-8. Syracuse: Printed at the Journal Office, 1867.
8vo (210 x 135 mm). 4 pages advertisements printed on blue paper, folding map of Wayne County, additional advertisements throughout occasionally printed on colored paper. (Some light offsetting.) Original brown cloth (some light wear, particularly to edges and corners). Palmyra, in Wayne County, is the birthplace of Mormonism. Though many Mormons were well-established in Utah by 1867, the Directory includes a 4-page excoriation of Mormonism, concluding: "Not a soldier was sent out, not a dollar was given, to aid the Union cause. No doubt the 'prophets' saw that in the future, the same power which was wiping the stain of slavery from our national life, would raise its arm to strike down polygamy. May the vision prove a true one."
Estimate $ 100-200