Voice of Warning and Instruction of the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Commonly Called Mormons.

New York: Printed by W. Sandford, 1837. First Edition. 216 pp. [14.5 cm] Original tan diced cloth. Titles gilt stamped on backstrip (faint). Gentle wear to boards with some spotting and rubbing. Internally clean. This is an unsophisticated copy of this major LDS work. Item #43226

Parley Pratt left on a mission to the east coast in the summer of 1837. Upon arriving in New York he found few willing listeners, when they opened the door at all. Filled with inspiration he locked himself in his room. After almost two months Pratt had finished what has become one of the major works of Mormonism.

Pratt's Voice of Warning was not the first LDS publication to lay out the tenets and theology of the fledgling Mormon Faith, but it was the first to specifically lay out the differences of Mormonism and other Christian Faiths. One of the most important and early volumes of Mormon doctrine from the 1830's.

According to Crawley: "...it erected a standard for all future Mormon pamphleteers by setting down a formula for describing Mormonism's basic doctrines and by listing biblical proof texts, arguments, and examples which would be used by others for the next century". Flake/Draper 6627. Crawley 38. Scallawagiana 12. Auerbach 1000. Mormon Fifty 7.

Price: $35,000.00

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