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. Very good. Short inscription ink on the front free endsheet. Item #8200
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.