Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 217

Price Realized: $ 30,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MORMONS.) Trozos Selectos del Libro de Mormon. 96 pages. 12mo, original printed wrappers, moderate wear to backstrip, minor dampstaining to rear wrapper; minimal wear to contents. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News, 1875

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The first effort to translate selections from the Book of Mormon into Spanish, undertaken by recent Spanish convert Meliton G. Trejo and Daniel W. Jones. 1500 copies were printed and delivered to Chihuahua by missionaries on horseback. From there, 500 of the copies were mailed to prominent Mexicans across the county. See Matthew Geilman, "Taking the Gospel to Mexico." Flake 740; Sabin 83139. 8 traced in OCLC, and none at auction.