Millennial Harbinger, Volume II (containing 'Delusions')
Place Published: Hollywood, CA
Publisher: Old Paths Book Club
Book Id: 45712
Octavo [21 cm] in faux-moiré maroon cloth with gilt spine title and cover device. Small number in white ink on cocked spine, corners lightly bumped; ink stamp on each textblock edge and on front free endpaper, some ink spatter to textblock fore-edge; inner hinges weak (but holding), discoloration from glue to front free endpaper where bookplate once was, light ink and pencil notations to Index, occasional ink underlines throughout lightly toned text. Twentieth-century reprint of the 1831 publication, circa 1945.
Delusions is the important first printed article on Mormonism in book form, reprinted in pamphlet form as the first anti-Mormon tract in 1832. "Campbellites" is a term used to describe adherents of the beliefs derived from the American Restoration Movement [Baptist]. This was a rival (to the Mormons) religious movement in Ohio in the 1830s. They were called the "Campbellites", because one of their most prominent leaders was Alexander Campbell. Many Campbellites left the fold to join the Mormons, including Sidney Rigdon and Parley P. Pratt. Scallawagiana 3.