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    Parley Parker Pratt. A Voice of Warning and Instruction to all People, Containing a Declaration of the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Commonly Called Mormons. New York: Printed by W. Sandford, 1837. First edition. Twelvemo in sixes and twelves (5.75 x 3.625 inches; 145 x 92 mm.). [i]-x, [11], 12-216 pages. Original deep greenish-blue cloth with embossed pattern over diagonal ribbing, spine lettered in gilt. Spine leaning, spine ends lightly worn, spine gilt a bit worn, boards rubbed and lightly soiled, corners bumped; page edges lightly soiled. Lacking front free endpaper, title-page glued to front paste down at gutter, strengthening hinge; title-page with two short closed tears; occasional mild over-opening with a few leaves in C and D gatherings sprung; faint tidemark to roughly the first sixty pages; some marginal creasing; faintly foxed throughout. All-in-all, still a very good copy of an important Mormon text.

    "Touched by the dissension that swept the Mormon community in Kirtland, Parley Pratt fled to New York in July 1837, in an act of renewal to preach the gospel and purify himself. Few New York doors opened to him, so impelled by the literary instincts within him, he retired to his room to write. In two months, he produced the most important of all noncanonical Mormon Books, the Voice of Warning. Published in an edition of 3000, Voice of Warning was not quite the first Mormon tract nor the first outline of the tenets of Mormonism. But it was the first to emphasize the differences between Mormonism and traditional Christianity. More important, it erected a standard for all future Mormon pamphleteers..." - A Mormon Fifty, 7.

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