Compendium of the Faith and Doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Compiled from the Bible; and Also From the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Other Publications of the Church. With an Appendix.
Place Published: Liverpool
Publisher: Published by Orson Pratt
Date Published: 1857
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 13454
243pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Brown grained leather with gilt stamped title on backstrip and decorative gilt stamping to boards and backstrip. Very good. Minor rubbing to extremities and backstrip. Subtle bumping to corners. Head and foot of backstrip are chipped with small losses. .
A reference work penned primarily for Missionaries in the field. The Compendium not only references the Bible, Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants, but also makes reference to "The History of Joseph Smith", which at the time was being serialized in the Deseret News and the Millennial Star. It also makes reference to The Seer, Key to Theology, Spencer's Letters and Orson Pratt's Pamphlets. This represented a major step in the standardization of Mormon theology. Flake/Draper 7217. Mormon Fifty 49. Mormon Imprints 57