Historical Collection of the State of New York; Containing a General Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions; Biographical Sketches, Anecdote, &c. Relating to Its Histories and Antiquities, with Geographical Description of Every Township in t

Historical Collection of the State of New York; Containing a General Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions; Biographical Sketches, Anecdote, &c. Relating to Its Histories and Antiquities, with Geographical Description of Every Township in t

Barber, John W.; Henry Howe

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: S. Tuttle
Date Published: 1841
Edition: First edition
Binding: Leather bound
Condition: Good +
Book Id: 46035

Description

608pp. Octavo [23. 5 cm] in contemporary full brown calf with gilt details and black morocco spine label. Leather badly scuffed and worn, chipping to spine label, spine gilt rubbed and partially effaced, 4" split to rear hinge at top, shorter split to same hinge at foot; endpapers have been replaced; disbound frontispiece has been pasted to new white leaf; foxing and unobtrusive dampstains throughout. Binding sound; still a useful resource.

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pp 579-582 contain a section on Palmyra, illustrated with in-text engravings of Main-street and the "Mormon Hill", the supposed discovery-place of the Book of Mormon. There is also a long passage here about Joseph Smith's youth in Palmyra, the Book of Mormon, and early Mormonism in general. The passage ends: "By the last accounts, they were establishing themselves at Nauvoo, Illinois; and it is said are now in a more flourishing condition than ever, rapidly making converts by means of their itinerant preachers in various sections of our own country and even in England."Interestingly, there is an additional set of the pages that make up this section laid in (the pages of the book itself are intact).



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