Ready References. A compilation of Scripture texts, arranged in subjective order, with numerous annotations from eminent writers

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Place Published: Liverpool
Publisher: The Millennial Star
Date Published: Circa 1900
Edition: Later editions
Binding: Hardcover
Book Id: 5042


Two separate volumes being sold together. [9]-105pp. and [9]-118pp. Sextodecimo [15 cm] Good condition. One volume contains a chapter on "Patriarchal Marriage" and the other volume does not contain this chapter. The volume containing the patriarchal marriage chapter has a black cloth spine with black leather flexible card boards. It has a section of Bible scriptures bound at the front. The Ready References are bound at the back of this volume and the title page is missing. Approximately half of page 990-991 from Galatians in the scriptures section of the leather bound volume is torn and missing. Occasional underlining, highlighting and soiling. The corners of the pages are occasionally dog eared. There are short closed tears in the edges of some of the pages. The second Ready References volume without the section on patriarchal marriage is bound in original, black cloth; text complete. Both show wear to extremities with creases and cracking to the boards of the leather bound volume. Both volumes gently rubbed. The cloth bound volume is cracked at the beginning. Pages browned. The books highlight a transitional period in Mormon history when patriarchal marriage was officially banned, but still practiced among a small group of church members. In 1890, LDS President Wilford Woodruff issued a Manifesto officially ending the practice of plural marriage among Mormons. Woodruff's Manifesto was considered by many Mormons to be only a public announcement to ease governmental pressures against plural marriage. It took several more years before the practice subsided, when in 1906, a more definitive ban on plural marriage was issued. The book of Ready References with the chapter on "Patriarchal Marriage" clearly shows that ten years after Woodruff's Manifesto, the doctrine of plural marriage was not deleted from the text.


Flake: 489, 492a.

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