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Selected works on the Mormon religion

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    The Rare Book and Special Collections Division has an important collection of early printed books relating to the history of the Mormons, beginning with two copies of the first edition of The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith, printed in Palmyra, New York in 1830. More important Mormon works will be digitized to add to this online collection.

Copy 1: The Book of Mormon; An Account Written By the Hand of Mormon Upon Plates Taken From the Plates of Nephi. By Joseph Smith, Junior. Palmyra [N.Y.] Printed by E.B. Grandin for the author, 1830.
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Includes "The testimony of three witnesses" and "And also the testimony of eight witnesses," 2 unnumbered pages at end.

Handwritten note to verso of first flyleaf: Printed by Joseph Smith to -Sibley brother of my maternal grandfather. Chas. S. Albertson.

 

Copy 2: The Book of Mormon; An Account Written By the Hand of Mormon Upon Plates Taken From the Plates of Nephi. By Joseph Smith, Junior. Palmyra [N.Y.] Printed by E.B. Grandin for the author, 1830.
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Includes "The testimony of three witnesses" and "And also the testimony of eight witnesses," 2 unnumbered pages at end.

 

Book of commandments for the government of the Church of Christ.

Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844. Book of Commandments for the Government of the Church of Christ. Zion [Mo.] W. W. Phelps, 1833.
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Pearl of great price: being a choice selection from the revelations, translations, and narrations of Joseph Smith, first prophet, seer, and revelator to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844. Pearl of Great Price: Being a Choice Selection from the Revelations, Translations, and Narrations of Joseph Smith, First Prophet, Seer, and Revelator to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Liverpool, F. D. Richards, 1851.
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