Joseph Smith, the Prophet, His Family and Friends: A Study based on Facts and Documents with Fourteen Illustrations.
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Tribune Printing and Publishing Company
Date Published: 1886
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 9612
318pp. Sextodecimo [17 cm] Black cloth with gilt title on front board. Illustrated. Very good. Rubbing to spine and boards. Corners slightly exposed. Age toning to fore edges. Front hinge cracked. Owners signature to front pastedown. At head of title page it states "Volume First".
This was intended to be a series of Mormon Portraits, but no more were ever issued. The author was sent to Utah by the Berliner Tageblatt to investigate Mormonism. his uncommon 19th century portrait of Joseph Smith actually contains two title pages with completely different titles. The present title and also on the "first" title page is the following title: Mormon Portraits or the Truth about the Mormon Leaders from 1830 to 1886. Flake/Draper 10,034