The Pearl of Great Price: being a choice selection from the revelations, translations and narrations of Joseph Smith

Salt Lake City, UT: Printed at the Latter-Day Saints' Printing and Publishing Establishment, 1878. First American edition. Hardcover. 71pp. Octavo [23 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the front board, and decorative blind stamped borders on the covers. Fair condition only. The covers are heavily rubbed. The back cover has a very large dark stain, and a couple of smaller stains. The front cover has multiple subtle stains. There is a 5 inch tear in the backstrip of the spine, and the cloth at the spine ends is frayed. The underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. There is a small dark stain on the top edge of the text block. The hinges are broken, and the text block is coming away from the covers. There is a contemporary owner's brief notation on the front free endsheet. There are very small light stains occasionally on the pages. Facsimile #2 has been torn in half, and also has a smaller tear along a fold. Both these tears have been backed with clear tape. Item #24590

Includes all three facsimiles from The Book of Abraham, including facsimile #2, as a three-part folding plate. In addition to the material in the 1851 edition, revisions to the book of Moses were made from Joseph Smith's revision of the holy scriptures. Also "The revelation of plural marriage" (Doctrine and Covenants 132) was added. Flake/Draper 6167.

Price: $1,750.00

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