The History of the Saints; Or, An Expose of Joe Smith and Mormonism
Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Leland and Whiting
Date Published: 1842
Edition: Third Edition
Book Id: 3531
344pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Brown cloth with decorative blind stamping to boards and gilt stamped title on backstrip. Very good. Minor sporadic foxing. Previous. owner's name in ink stamp on title page & front pastedown. Corners bumped and frayed, chipping at head and tail of spine.
Although a stated "third edition", only first and third editions are known to exist. There was no second edition published. An early and influential Mormon, Bennett was later exposed as a charlatan. After being run out of Nauvoo he penned this "expose". Later in his life he had a short lived association with the Beaver Island Colony (Strangites). Probably best known for coining the term "Spiritual Wifery". Still an important contemporary and firsthand account of life in Mormon Nauvoo. Scarce in this lovely condition. Flake/Draper 403. Howes B352. Scallawagiana 24.