Liverpool: Published by F.D. Richards, 1851. First Edition. 56pp. Octavo [21 cm] Nicely rebound in grained black leather with decorative blind stamping to boards and the title gilt stamped on the front board and backstrip. New marbled endsheets and pastedowns. Complete with all three facsimiles, including the fold-out (no. 2) plate which is in nice condition. Better than very good. Item #6704
One of the four Standard Works accepted as scripture by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Pearl of Great Price was first published by Franklin D. Richards, then president of the British Mission and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in response to requests from converts for further information about their new church. In addition to selected revelations from genesis in the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST) and the Book of Abraham, the 1851 edition contained Matthew 24 as revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1831 and Smith's 1838 account of his early visions and translation of the Book of Mormon. The Pearl of Great Price was not initially recognized as Scripture, that would happen in 1878, with the printing of the first American edition. Crawley 599. Flake/Draper 6166. Woodward 243. Auerbach 661. Graff 3857. Howes S628. Scallawagiana 41. Sabin 83258.