Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet and His Progenitors For Many Generations
Place Published: Lamoni, Iowa
Publisher: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Date Published: 1912
Edition: Third RLDS edition
Book Id: 39901
371pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Red cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title and four double ruled lines on the spine. Green floral endpapers. Good plus. The extremities are very gently rubbed and bumped. The front endsheet is partially cracked along the hinge and the hinge is weak. The text block is cracked at the rear, however the book is very sturdy. There is a previous owner's name written in small pen on the page opposite the Preface page. The pages are toned. Flake 8083.
The contents of this volume have caused great controversy since its original publication. Lucy Mack Smith (1776-1856) wrote the memoir based on her family history and the religious revelations of her son Joseph Smith (1805-1844).