Poultney, VT: Smith & Shute, 1823. First Edition. 187pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] Rebound in full leather with a gilt stamped label on the backstrip. New endsheets and pastedowns. Gentle sporadic foxing throughout. Better than very good. Item #6699
According to Grunder: "Except for the Bible, 'View of the Hebrews' is the most famous of all Mormon parallel works, partly because it was noticed before most other examples became known. Ethan Smith's book popularized Hebrew Indian-origin theories, then dramatized a need to carry the gospel of Native Americans whom Smith saw as part of the posterity of Israel."
"It may never be proved that Joseph [Smith] saw 'View of the Hebrews' before writing the Book of Mormon, but the striking parallelisms between the two books hardly leave a case for mere coincidence." - Fawn Brodie. Mormon Parallels 398. Sabin 82538.