Life of David Marks, to the 26th year of his age. Including the Particulars of His Conversion, Call to the Ministry, and Labours in Itinerant Preaching for Nearly Eleven Years.
Place Published: Limerick, ME
Publisher: Printed at the Office of the Morning Star
Date Published: 1831
Edition: First edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 20088
396pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Original full leather with a gilt stamped black leather spine label. Very good. The covers are rubbed and scratched. The corners of the covers are gently bumped. A three inch crack along the front joint has been professionally and skillfully restored. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. There are numerous very tiny light stains on the edges of the text block. The hinges have been professionally reinforced. The endsheets are slightly stained. Several notations on the front pastedown. Sporadic foxing throughout. There are occasional small light stains on the pages. The pages are browned.
Early Mormon content describing David Marks' visit to the Whitmer family farm in 1830, and his evaluation of the Book of Mormon and its Witnesses. David Whitmer was one of the "Three Witnesses." This is the earliest published description of the Mormons and Mormonism. Wonderful source material detailing life in the 'Burned Over District' and surrounding areas. Flake/Draper 5277. Howes M292.