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    [Mormons]. Joseph Smith, Jun. The Book of Mormon, an account written by the hand of Mormon upon the plates taken by the plates of Nephi... First European, from the second American edition. Liverpool: Printed by J. Tompkins for Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and Parley P. Pratt. By order of the translator, 1841. First European edition, and fourth edition overall. Twelvemo (5.25 x 3.5 inches; 137 x 85 mm.). [2, blank], [iv], [1]-634, [637] [sic]-643, [3, blank] pages. Bound in contemporary full calf boards decoratively stamped in blind and ruled in gilt, spine tooled and ruled in gilt in compartments, burgundy gilt morocco lettering label, later yellow coated endleaves. Rebacked, preserving most of the original spine. Some restoration to front board. Binding worn, spine toned and creased. Hinges repaired. Some rubbing to endleaves, previous owner's name affixed (possibly from a portion of the previous endleaves) to the lower edge of the rear pastedown. Page [i] a bit loose, gutter facing page [ii] cracking, a few gutters throughout overopened or starting. Text generally toned, soiled, and creased (creases mainly in the upper corner). Page 115 chipped at fore-edge (close to text, but apparently not affecting it), page 527 chipped at upper corner (not affecting text). Still, a very good copy of this rare early Book of Mormon. "Published under the guidance of Brigham Young, who did not seem aware of the American 1840 edition." (Flake and Draper). Flake and Draper 598.

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