Item #6901 Reminiscences of Lyn Richard Jacobs 1987. Lyn Richard Jacobs.

Reminiscences of Lyn Richard Jacobs 1987

South Jordan, UT: Bear Hollow Books, 2021. First Edition, 1/100. 87pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Burgundy cloth with the title gilt stamped on the front board and backstrip. Fine. Notes and commentary by Rick Grunder. Item #6901

"These Reminiscences are the complete contents of Lyn's original, heavily-corrected typescript I found in a box in my basement in the summer of 2020. I must have seen it before, though perhaps during the distracting period in 1995 when Jacobs left all his books and papers to me. This account springs from the darkest period of his life while he struggled to process and move beyond the disastrous parts of his affiliation with another friend who (as I try to explain blithely to folks I met in the East) 'was a quiet, unassuming guy who turned out to be a forger and pipe-bomb murderer.' - or as Jana Riess has quipped recently, 'the nice sociopath next door.' Not everyone can say that. Most people who knew Mark Hofmann still suffer from persistent puzzlement over the allure of it all. One small but consequential lie Lyn told while thus enthralled grew gradually out of hand until it devastated his life. If I were his Boswell, I would write a substantive biography about his feelings before and after the bombings, or explore some staggering complexities which followed him like a hungry cat that wouldn't shut up. But there isn't time for that, and Lyn was allergic to cats. He will tell his own story more succinctly below. For those of us who lived through Hofmann's crimes, it is hard to realize that we are old now (except for Lyn), and there are educated Mormons and collectors today who know little of what happened, except from the latest documentary aired on Netflix." - Rick Grunder.

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