Selections from the Book of Mormon in the Deseret Alphabet.
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros.
Date Published: 1869
Edition: First edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 22995
116pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] 1/4 leather with blue illustrated boards. Very good. Minor rubbing to extremities. Backstrip faded.
The Deseret Alphabet was introduced in 1854 and was created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball and George D. Watt. Made up of thirty-eight characters to correlate with basic sounds in the English language, the Deseret Alphabet was intended to be used to help simplify the principles of the English language. The creation of the language is one the more unusual ideas of Brigham Young, and never was embraced in the way he thought it would be. The Deseret Alphabet was quickly abandoned shortly after Young's death. Flake/Draper 608. Jacobs 86.Bs