DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY. OF THE PIONEER LIFE OF. THIS BEAUTIFULLY BOUND VOLUME IN SOFT WORN LEATHER. IS A WONDERFUL, HAND CRAFTED RECREATION OF. THE 1840 FIRST EDITION OF THE BOOK OF MORMON, CREATED BY ONE OF THE. MOST DEDICATED AND INSPIRED LDS ARTISTS IN THE WORLD AND. AS BROTHER HAMBLIN MIGHT HAVE OWNED HIMSELF. IT IS VERY SIMPLY, A TREASURE. 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. AN EXPERTS EVALUATION 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. FIRST NAUVOO EDITION OF THE 1840 BOOK OF MORMON (Third edition overall), CREATED BY ONE OF THE. FIRST NAUVOO EDITION OF THE 1840 BOOK OF MORMON (Third edition overall). An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Nauvoo[ILL]: Printed by Robinson and Smith, for the Author, 1840. OWNING THIS BEAUTIFUL, LEATHER BOUND, NUMBERED, DIRECT TRANSFER OF THE FIRST NAUVOO EDITION OF THE 1840 BOOK OF MORMON IS CERTAINLY AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR US ALL. THE VOLUME IS HAND BOUND AND LOVINGLY, EXPERTLY CRAFTED WITH A HEAVY, STURDY LEATHER BINDING, AGED IN APPEARANCE TO MIMIC ITS ORIGINAL COUNTERPART AND RECREATING EVERY SINGLE WORD ORIGINALLY TRANSCRIBED BY THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH. EACH BOOK HAS BEEN HANDCRAFTED AND AGED 185 YEARS TO SIMULATE THE ORIGINAL 1840 BOOKS. EVERY BOOK IS DONE PERSONALLY BY BOOK BINDER STEVE BLAKE WHO WAS INSPIRED AFTER HAVING A FIRST EDITION IN HIS FAMILY FOR MANY YEARS, DECIDED TO RECREATE THIS VOLUME SO EVERYONE COULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THEIR OWN. EACH BOOK IS NUMBERED AND SIGNED. DUE TO IT BEING HANDCRAFTED, NO TWO BOOKS AGING WILL LOOK EXACTLY ALIKE. 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. THE QUALITY IS OUTSTANDING AND WILL LAST ANOTHER 187 YEARS. It had been water-damaged over the years in storage. The largest portions are in the LDS Church Library and the Wilford C. Apostle Orson Pratt was in charge of the 1879 revision, which was the first version with verses and footnotes. McConkie was a key influence in the 1981 revision with new footnotes, cross references and a revised Topical Guide. Of these seven different versions, the 1837 Kirtland Edition is the most rare. There are multiple reasons for this, and one is that very few were printed. There’s been some confusion regarding these volumes, which I regret and will attempt to correct. If you will read the description, it clearly states that the book is recreated from an original copy owned by the publisher. It is a direct print from an original copy of the book. Each of the volumes is individually hand crafted by one of the most gifted, dedicated and truly inspired artists in this discipline. Some of the work might take a bit longer to create and the materials, sources are harder to collect. In any event; we promise the prices asked are not intended to be egregious. One situation that should be mentioned is that the LDS Church has requested the insertion of a discreet marker, within each produced work, to help prevent the re-sale of these volumes as authentic, original, period pieces. The origin of the book, as it is a direct copy from the printers own family owned volume, and the fact that it is entirely handcrafted by the printer himself, puts this work in the same category as a print done from an original by, as an example, Norman Rockwell (the first artist who comes to mind). It is a limited edition replica print that is unique and actually quite rare. The item “LDS THE BOOK OF MORMON LEATHER BOUND 1840 NAUVOO FIRST EDITION REPRODUCTION” is in sale since Saturday, September 8, 2018. 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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- Binding: Leather
- Author: Joseph Smith Jr.
- Subject: Religion & Spirituality
- Topic: Mormonism
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Publisher: Blake