DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY. OF THE PIONEER LIFE OF. THE EARLY MORMON SETTLERS. THIS BEAUTIFULLY BOUND VOLUME FROM THE ARTIST’S “MASTERWORKS SERIES, ” IS WORN, WEATHERED, BEAUTIFUL. AND A WONDERFUL, HAND CRAFTED RECREATION OF. THE 1830 FIRST EDITION OF THE BOOK OF MORMON, CREATED BY ONE OF THE. MOST DEDICATED AND INSPIRED LDS ARTISTS IN THE WORLD AND. AS THE EARLY PIONEER MEMBERS MIGHT HAVE OWNED THEMSELVES. IT IS VERY SIMPLY, A TREASURE. EACH VOLUME BEARS A REPLICA SIGNATURE OF THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH AND THE WITNESSES THAT WOULD DEFY AN EXPERTS EVALUATION. DETAILS ON THE MANUSCRIPT: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. By Joseph Smith, Junior, Author and Proprietor. Palmyra [NY]: Printed by E. Grandin, for the Author. EACH VOLUME IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND WORK OF ART. THE EXTERIOR LEATHER COVER. IS ALWAYS UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL. THE INTERIOR HOWEVER USES. THE SAME PAPER STOCK. THE SAME TYPE FACE. AND FONTS USED IN THE. A REPLICA SIGNATURE OF THE. AS WELL AS ALL THE SIGNATURES OF THE WITNESSES (SEE IMAGES). Your book impressed me with the detailing! When I can ever afford to… You do an incredible job! WHILE CROSSING THE PLAINS, ON THEIR WAY TO SALT LAKE CITY, MANY OF THE COVERS OF THE SAINTS COPIES OF THE BOOKS WOULD BE RUINED OR LOST. THE INGENIOUS AND DO-IT -YOURSELF APPROACH AT THAT TIME, INVOLVED STICHING A NEW, HAND MADE LEATHER COVER ONTO THE BOOK, THERBY PRESERVING IT’S INTEGRITY. THIS EDITION FAITHFULLY AND BEAUTIFULLY REPLICATES THIS APPEARANCE. THERE ARE ACTUALLY MORE THAN SEVERAL ORIGINAL COPIES, JUST LIKE THIS, IN EXISTENCE TODAY. THROUGH A SPECIAL PROCESS PERFECTED BY THE ARTIST, THE VOLUME IS AGED IN APPEARANCE TO RECREATE ITS ORIGINAL COUNTERPART. RECREATING EVERY SINGLE WORD ORIGINALLY TRANSCRIBED BY THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH. STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. THESE PAGES ARE COPIED DIRECTLY FROM ONE OF THE ORIGINAL, FIRST EDITIONS, OF THE BOOK OF MORMON. IT IS A REPRODUCTION BUT IT HAS BEEN REPRODUCED AND TRANSFERRED DIRECTLY FROM THE PAGES OF A VOLUME THAT HAS BEEN BELONGED TO THE SAME FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS. These copies have what may appear to be defects but are actually an intended part of the process to give the appearance of being almost 200 years old. WHAT AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO OWN THIS ONE OF A KIND PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND ARGUABLY ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SPIRITUAL WORKS OF OUR TIME. SOMETHING YOU CAN CERTAINLY SHOW YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND OF COURSE, BRING TO CHURCH. JUST HOLDING THIS VOLUME IN YOUR HANDS IS AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE. THE QUALITY IS OUTSTANDING AND WILL LAST ANOTHER 177 YEARS. DON’T MISS OUT! ALSO, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT EACH VOLUME IS CREATED INDIVIDUALLY AND HANDCRAFTED AND SO WILL NOT BE A DUPLICATE. THE VOLUME IN THE PHOTO IS FOR EXAMPLE ONLY. (box in photo is an additional cost). History of the Manuscripts. Joseph Smith kept the original manuscript himself and eventually deposited it in the cornerstone of the Nauvoo House when it was being built. When the Nauvoo house was torn down in the early 1900’s, the original manuscript was discovered. It had been water damaged over the years in storage. The good sheets were divided between those present. All of these pages found their way into private libraries and are not on display to the general public. The largest portions are in the LDS Church library and the Wilford C. Occasionally, a very few photocopies of individual pages have appeared in official LDS Church publications over the years. History of the Book of Mormon Printing’s. The first edition of the Book of Mormon came out in March of 1830. The 1840 and 1842 Nauvoo editions were the last two editions printed in Joseph Smith’s lifetime. In 1869, Brigham Young had the 1842 edition reprinted in his newly invented phonetic alphabet. Apostle Orson Pratt was in charge of the 1879 revision, which was the first version with verses and foot notes. Apostle James Talmage was in charge of the 1920 revision, which put the text into two columns and changed the footnotes. McConkie was a key influence in the 1981 revision with new foot notes, cross references and a revised Topical Guide. As these editions were printed in following years, the printing dates were updated without changing the text. Thus, the text of all Books of Mormon dated from 1921 to 1980 is the same as 1920. In summary, there are seven regular English versions of the Book of Mormon officially printed by the authority of the LDS Church in America (1830, 1837, 1840, 1842, 1879, 1920, and 1981). Of these seven different versions, the 1837 Kirtland edition is the most rare. There are multiple reasons for this; one is that very few were printed. Another is that time has taken its toll with the old leather and paper to the point that many of these have deteriorated into nonexistence. A third reason is that this edition contained the largest portion of the major changes that are still printed in today’s modern edition. Please take the opportunity to view some of my other auctions as many of the titles I stock are out-of-print and no longer available at most book stores. The item “LDS BOOK OF MORMON 1830 1st Ed Signed Prophet and Witnesses Exact Repro” is in sale since Wednesday, January 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “lauriroo_2″ and is located in St. George, Utah. 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- Topic: Mormonism
- Binding: Leather
- Subject: Religion & Spirituality
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Publisher: Blake
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition