Ancestry and Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale. With Little Sketches of Their Immigrant Ancestors All of Whom Came to America between the Years 1620 and 1685, and Settled in the States of Massachusetts and Connecticut
Independence, MO: Herald Publishing House, 1929. First Edition. 720pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Red and green grained cloth with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip and gilt stamped profile silhouettes of Joseph and Emma. Better than very good. Subtle rubbing to corners of boards. Item #6750
Family history written by the Prophet Joseph Smith's granddaughter (and Joseph III's daughter). Black and white views and portraits throughout. "A discussion of the truth or error of the claims made for and against Joseph Smith is not appropriate here; but to all of either group, his friends or his enemies, who would be interested in an examination of the background of heredity which culminated in his person and character, the writer would extend a cordial invitation to peruse this volume. As one of his descendants she has no apology to offer for what that background reveals, and is glad to let his ancestry speak for itself and him." - from the Preface. Flake/Draper 122.