Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 203

Price Realized: $ 3,120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(MORMONS.) Winchester, Benjamin; editor. The Gospel Reflector . . . the Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. [4], 316 pages. 12 monthly issues in one volume (all published), plus collective title page and index leaf. 8vo, publisher's cloth, moderate wear, shaken; foxing, minor edge wear; early owners' signatures on title page, library bookplate and release stamp on front pastedown, no other library markings. (MRS) Philadelphia, January to June 1841

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An early Mormon periodical supported by the Philadelphia Church and edited by its pastor and president. Editor Winchester wrote most of the content; he was a controversial figure, and would be excommunicated in 1844. "Marks a shift away from the polemics of the preceding four years and a move toward a more apologetic form of writing"--Crawley 95. Flake 3647; Sabin 50739. No copies known at auction since 1953.