Local and Other Matters.
From Monday’s Daily, Nov. 15.
The finest piece of work in the book-binding line ever done in this city has just been turned out at the bindery of this establishment. It is a handsome family record, made for the children of Apostle Orson Pratt, and presented by them to their father on his last birthday. The book is a tome of 392 folios, containing six different forms of blanks, gilt-edged and encased in heavy and elegantly embossed leather lids, with gilt, antique and raised panels. On the back of the volume, near the top, in gilt letters is the following: “Family Record,” and below in similar characters: “Orson Pratt, Sen.” The same lines, reversed, are on the outside of the front lid. The book cost about $50, and is the workmanship of Bro. George Buckle, of the 10th Ward, foreman of the Desert News Book Bindery.
[Deseret News, Nov. 17, 1880]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Apr. 2006]