London: Printed for J.G.F.& J. Rivington, 1843. First edition. Leather bound. 277pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] 3/4 light brown leather with marbled paper covered boards and a leather gilt stamped title label on the spine. Speckled text block edges. Very good. Rubbing to the extremities. One of the spine's leather title labels is missing. The underlying boards are peeking through at the corners. The front and back cover each have a handful of very tiny stains. This was once in the library of a Divinity School. Several library marks on the endsheets, and there are very faint library stamps on the text block edges. Internally very clean. Item #35943
Includes an engraved frontispiece of Joseph Smith, "the prophet pronouncing the Greek Psalter to be a dictionary of Egyptian hieroglyphics". Early outsider's account of Mormonism. An important early anti-Mormon work published during Joseph Smith's lifetime. Flake/Draper 1237. Howes C235. Sabin 11478.