Chicago: Janson, McClurg & Co., 1881. First edition thus. Hardcover. Original dark green cloth with gilt title, small octavo, 258 pp. + 4 pp ads at rear. Wear to spine ends, small skinned spot at upper corner of front fixed endpaper, else very good. Item #23494
Originally published under the title "First Fam'lies of the Sierras" in 1875. This 1881 edition adds a preface and some revision of what the author calls in the preface "some of [the work's] realstic features." The Danites were a Mormon fraternal organization and vigilante group. BAL 13779.