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Selected Works on the Mormon Religion

The Rare Book and Special Collections Division has an important collection of early printed books relating to the history of the Latter-day Saints, 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 LDS 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.

 

[Title page for The Book of Mormon: an Account Written by the Hand of Mormon Upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi ... by Joseph Smith, Junior, Author and Proprietor] [1829]
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This item is from the Early Copyright Records Collection and is one out of over 44,000 title pages submitted by authors and publishers from 1790-1870.

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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Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844. Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. Kirtland, Ohio: Printed by F.G. Williams & Co. for the Proprietors, 1835.
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Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844. The City Charter: Laws, Ordinances, and Acts of the City Council of the City of Nauvoo: and Also, the Ordninances of the Nauvoo Legion: from the Commencement of the City to this Date. Nauvoo, Ill.: Published by Order of the City Council, Joseph Smith, printer, July 1842.
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Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844. Views of the Powers and Policy of the Government of the United States. Pittsburgh, Re-published by John E. Page, 1844.
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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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