Item #37485 Sounding Brass; Informal studies of the lucrative art of telling stories about Brigham Young and the Mormons. Hugh Nibley.
Sounding Brass; Informal studies of the lucrative art of telling stories about Brigham Young and the Mormons.

Sounding Brass; Informal studies of the lucrative art of telling stories about Brigham Young and the Mormons.

Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1963. First printing. Hardcover/dust jacket. 286pp. Several pieces of tape on dust jacket; name inside front cover as well as a separate inscription on front endsheet. Signed by Nibley on front endsheet, "Happy Days H. Nibley 1-29-64."

Despite authoring dozens of books (and his near-mythical hero status), Hugh Nibley did not sign and certainly not inscribe his books very often. Sounding Brass came relatively early in his career-this was his fifth book. It incorporates two elements that characterize a good portion of his early output-the book responds to perceived anti-Mormon works and (as noted by Thomas Alexander) is rather "pointed and often sarcastic." The specific catalyst for the book seems to be the publication of Irving Wallace's Twenty-seventh Wife (about Ann Eliza Young) two years earlier. This copy was given at Christmas 1963 and then inscribed by Nibley a month later. Condition: Very good. Item #37485

Price: $125.00

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