[Lamoni, Iowa: n. p.], (1887). First edition. 8vo, original maroon cloth, gilt lettering, 240 pages. Cloth somewhat darkened and soiled, with a little fraying; cheap paper browning in a few gatherings; a good, sound copy. Item #18626
A presentation copy, inscribed in pencil on a front blank, “C. P. Frease, from the Author Fry Walker, Aug. 1888.” From the husband of prominent RLDS figure Marietta Walker comes this rather eccentric archeological and astronomical treatment of life in the Americas, with ample reference to the mound builders (and passing references to Lemuria, plates inscribed in Old Hebrew, and the life of the Lost Dauphin, etc.), the whole in keeping with the Mormon view of the settlement of America but perhaps most profitably read as something of a lost race novel. Flake 9536a.