London: Printed for J.G.F. & J. Rivington, 1843. First Edition. 277pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Original blind stamped brown cloth with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Recased in original boards with the foot of the backstrip replaced. The frontispiece supplied. Very good. Internally clean and bright. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Item #3860
"The Author trusts that the following pages will show that the history of Mormonism is capable of affording much instruction to the student of human nature, and valuable lessons to those who aim at the propagation of truth, or the extirpation of falsehood. A salutary moral is attached to all the leading events connected with its progress; and strange as those events may appear, they are fully deserving of philosophical investigation in connection with the present aspect of Protestant communities. At the same time, it is hoped that the narrative is presented in a form which will interest the general reader, and enable him to trace with facility the gradual progress of this extraordinary delusion." - from the Preface. Flake/Draper 1237. Howes C235. Sabin 11478.