Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 198

Price Realized: $ 6,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
(MORMONS.) Pratt, Parley P. The Millennium and Other Poems. iv, [4], 148 pages. 12mo, contemporary 1/2 sheep, moderate wear, rejointed; endpapers renewed, minor dampstaining and wear. New York, 1840

Additional Details

Greatly expanded second edition, including the first appearance of Pratt's important essay "A Treatise on the Regeneration and Eternal Duration of Matter." He wrote this while languishing for eight months in Missouri prisons after being arrested with Joseph Smith in 1838. He explains in the preface that it was "calculated to comfort and console myself and friends when death stared me in the face." The poem "Birthday in Prison" was written during the same period. Crawley 63; Flake 6609; Sabin 64969. None known at auction since a Swann sale, 5 December 1991, lot 162.