Salt Lake City, UT: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, . Presentation copy. Paperback. 162pp. Octavo [23 cm] Original tan and black printed wrappers. Good only. The covers are lightly soiled and foxed. They are also slightly creased, rubbed and chipped. There is a short closed tear in the bottom edge of the front wrapper. The first page is creased and foxed. There is a small date stamp on the front wrap. The front page is adhered to the front cover along the inside margin. The text block is partially cracked at p. 3. The pages are browned and darkened at the edges. Item #27682
Inscribed by Heber J. Grant on the front cover and again on the first page. Presumed first edition of this collection of speeches from the 93rd Annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Presentation copy signed by the then First President of the church, Heber J. Grant, to journalist and social reformer Albert Shaw. Grant writes: "I want you to read Mr. Ivins' talk starting on page 86, if you do not find time to read any of the other talks in this pamphlet." Mr. Ivins' speech, based on Mark XII: 13, focuses on the tensions between civil and religious law. Ivins was one of two Counselors to Heber J. Grant. There is also a one-page typed letter signed on LDS Eastern States Mission letterhead from Grant to Shaw inserted in the pamphlet, dated May 31, 1924.