The Holy Scriptures Translated and Corrected by the Spirit of Revelation
Place Published: Lamoni, IA
Publisher: Published by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Date Published: 1901
Edition: Twelfth Edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 35614
917; 286pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Brown bonded leather boards and title gilt stamped between gilt ruled lines on the backstrip. Decorative floral endsheets. Good. Rubbed along the spine, edges and joints. The front joint is split, and the front cover is holding to the binding by the cords and front endsheet. The text block is cracked at the end. P. 25 is partially detached. About a dozen page corners have been folded over. Flake/Draper 455.
Joseph Smith worked on his translation of the scriptures during the 1830's. With his death in 1844, the manuscript passed to his wife and it wasn't published until 1867. Though Smith's translations were based on the King James version of the Bible, he altered over 3,000 passages. According to the book's preface, the translation "was done by direct revelation from God."