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: 14097
243pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Blue diced Russian calf with gilt border, raised bands and title gilt stamped on backstrip. Very good. Some pencil scribbles on the front free endsheet. Half of blank rear free endsheet is missing.
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