St. James, MI: Printed by command of the King, at the Royal Press, Saint James, A.R.I. 1856. Leather bound. -336pp. Duodecimo [17 cm] Bound in a contemporary 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Gilt bands and gilt title on backstrip. Very good. Volume has been rebacked with original backstrip. Minor foxing to endsheets and pastedowns. This copy is presumed to be one of the earlier bound volumes of this work. Lacking title page and front matter, this copy begins on page . Item #20642
After the murder of Joseph Smith, a group of saints headed by James Strang headed north and eventually settled at Beaver Island on Lake Michigan. James Strang ran the island as a personal kingdom even being dubbed "King James". This was his major work on Mormon theology. This book was not bound during Strang's lifetime. Flake/Draper 8498. Morgan II:31. Howes S1061. Sabin 92678. Graff 4004.