Nauvoo: Edited, Printed, and Published by John Taylor, January 15, 1845-February 15, 1846.  - 1135pp. Octavo [23 cm] 1/4 brown cloth with marbled paper over boards. The text block is just barely hanging on to the covers. The front free endpaper is nearly completely loose. The text block is partially cracked at p. 1024. There are light crayon scribbles on the title page, and on handful of the pages within. The pages have light scattered foxing throughout. Complete. Fair. Item #56424
Sixth volume of the highly influential Nauvoo newspaper. "The Times and Seasons" was the official newspaper of the L.D.S. Church, and between its pages was the first appearance of the personal history of Joseph Smith.
One cannot hope to understand the Nauvoo period of Mormonism without the "Times and Seasons." More than its predecessors, it captures the spirit of the Latter-day Saints as it chronicles their day-to-day efforts to spread their message and gather the converted. Its pages reflect the optimism which fueled the building of the City of Joseph and the sorrow which accompanied its abandonment. Crawley 60. Flake/Draper 8955. Scallawagiana 16. Streeter 2271. Auerbach: 1323, 1324, Mormon Fifty 11.