The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Sons of Jacob, is most respectfully dedicated to my well beloved brother, John Albitson, Patriarch in the Church of Latter-day Saints. As a token of respect and esteem for his services and unwearied zeal in the
Place Published: Manchester, UK
Publisher: Printed by Ralph J. Bradshaw
Date Published: 1843
Book Id: 35940
102pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Full brown sheep with decorative blind stamping to boards. Minor foxing with a few small pencil marks to slightly shaky text block. An uncommon work.
According to Crawley, "Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs is a reprint of the Anthony Gilby translation of this Old Testament apocryphal book, originally published in 1574 and republished many times thereafter. Thomas Ward announced in the Millennial Star of October 1843 that he was in receipt of one hundred copies and remarked that "this publication is not at all connected with the Church of Latter-day Saints, but merely printed by a brother, elder Samuel Downes, as a relic of antiquity, containing many portions of truth, and as a general curiosity." Crawley 185