Deseret Second Bok by the Regents of the Deseret Yionivursiti [Deseret Alphabet Second Primer]
Place Published: [Salt Lake City, UT]
Publisher: [Deseret University]
Date Published: 1868
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 22998
72 pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] 1/4 green cloth over tan illustrated boards. Very good. Light wear to boards.
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 2818.