The Times and Seasons: Containing a Compendium of Intelligence Pertaining to the Upbuilding of the Kingdom of God, and the Signs of the Times: Together with a Great Variety of Useful Information, In Regard to the Doctrines, History, Principles, Persecutio
Place Published: Nauvoo
Publisher: Edited, Printed, and Published by John Taylor
Date Published: January 15, 1845-Februar
Book Id: 45440
 - 1135pp. Octavo [23 cm] Rebound in plain black buckram. Very good. Corners bumped. Former owner name in ink on the front free endsheet. On the verso of the rear free endsheet is forty-four manuscript lines of text in red ink (neat and legible) that is a description of Nauvoo quoted directly from the WPA guide. On the facing rear pastedown is a hand drawn map (neat and square) of Nauvoo in red ink, with a map key in the lower right corner with twenty-two landmarks listed, that correspond to numbers on the map. Landmarks include: Mansion House, Joseph Smith Store, Nauvoo Temple, Relief Society Marker and Masonic Hall.
Sixth volume of the highly influential Nauvoo newspaper. The Times and Seasons was the official newspaper of the L.D.S. Church, and between its pages was the first appearance of the personal history of Joseph Smith. One cannot hope to understand the Nauvoo period of Mormonism without the 'Times and Seasons'. More than it's predecessors, it captures the spirit of the Latter-day Saints as it chronicles their day-to-day efforts to spread their message and gather the converted. Its pages reflect the optimism which fueled the building of the City of Joseph and the sorrow which accompanied it's abandonment. Crawley 60. Flake/Draper 8955. Scallawagiana 16. Streeter 2271. Auerbach: 1323, 1324, Mormon Fifty 11