Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 148

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
FIRST EUROPEAN EDITION (MORMONS.) The Book of Mormon. [4], 634, [637]-643 pages, complete as issued. 18mo, contemporary gilt-ruled sheep, worn, boards detached, lacking backstrip, disbound; lacking free endpapers, minor dampstaining in margins, minimal foxing, minor edge wear and a few leaves folded over; no provenance markings. Liverpool, England: J. Tompkins, 1841

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First European from the second American edition. Brigham Young, then on mission in Manchester, England, received the galleys for review; 4,050 copies were printed. "Essentially a faithful reprint of the 1837 Kirtland edition, the 1841 edition is an important link in the genealogy of the Book of Mormon. From it descended a sequence of LDS editions culminating in the one now in use. Unlike its predecessors, it has the testimonies of the three and eight witnesses at the beginning. . . . It is also the first to incorporate an index as an intrinsic part of the book"--Crawley 98. Flake 598.