Liverpool: R. James, 1851. First edition. Leather bound. 18 parts. Octavo [21cm] Was originally 3/4 brown leather with marbled paper covered boards. Rebacked with simple brown cloth, and the title stamped in gilt on the spine. Modern marbled endsheets. Recent flyleaves. Very good. The remaining leather on the covers is mottled and has numerous losses from the edges. The covers are rubbed. The underlying boards are exposed along the edges. The pages are mildly browned. The frontispiece page has several large, but light moisture stains. There are very occasional faint ink stamps and minor markings in pencil on the pages. There are four pages at the center that have light soiling and a couple of tiny open tears in the text. Just a tiny bit of the text is obscured. The Plate of The Brass Plates found at Kinderhook at the rear has faint pencil markings on the back side of the image. The fold out also has a two inch closed tear. Item #24169
Lyon family presentation copy. The presentation page has been bound in at the front. It is inscribed to Thomas Edgar Lyon, and signed in pen by David R. Lyon. Thomas Edgar Lyon took over as president of the Netherlands Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1933. Lyon wrote several articles focusing on early Latter-day Saint history, primarily the Nauvoo period. This is the more complete version with the "Three Nights' Public Discussion" pamphlet at rear. Pratt frontis present. Originally published as separate pamphlets. "O. Pratt's Works was an influential book. Its tracts were published at a time when the British Mission was producing many converts, most of them learned the tenets of Mormonism from Orson's pamphlets" - Peter Crawley. Flake/Draper 6542. Crawley 551. Mormon Imprints 32. Mormon Fifty 35.