First Mormon Book: A Celebration of the 1830 Book of Mormon with an Original Leaf. Benchmark Books, Joseph Smith.
First Mormon Book: A Celebration of the 1830 Book of Mormon with an Original Leaf
First Mormon Book: A Celebration of the 1830 Book of Mormon with an Original Leaf
First Mormon Book: A Celebration of the 1830 Book of Mormon with an Original Leaf

First Mormon Book: A Celebration of the 1830 Book of Mormon with an Original Leaf

Salt Lake City: Red Butte Press, 2000. Premiere Edition, 1/15. 26pp. Quarto [34 cm] Full black calf with the title blind stamped on the backstrip. Housed in a black clamshell. Fine. Letterpress prospectus laid in. Item #6902

Leaf book that features an original leaf from the first edition of the Book of Mormon (Palmyra, 1830) that is accompanied by an essay by the noted bibliographer, Peter Crawley, titled: 'The Publication of the 1830 Book of Mormon.' The leaf present is the last page of Alma 15 and the first page of Alma 16 (pgs. 303-304). The Premiere Edition was limited to 15 numbered copies, this is copy 9.

"When the Grolier Club included the 1830 Book of Mormon in its famous 1946 exhibition of one hundred influential American books, the Book of Mormon had been published in nineteen languages, and the followers of Joseph Smith numbered about one million. Fifty-four years later, at the end of the twentieth century, the complete book is in print in forty-five languages, abridged editions are available in forty-six others, and those who venerate it as scripture exceed ten million." - Peter Crawley.

Price: $4,000.00

See all items in LDS
See all items by ,