Philadelphia: Brown, Bicking & Guilbert, 1841. First edition. 316pp. Octavo [23 cm] Gray cloth with blind stamped borders and an arabesque to the boards. Title and bands gilt stamped on the backstrip. Very good. Volume has been rebacked with the majority of the original backstrip laid over. Mild bumping to corners. Ex-lib. with few marks (bookplate on pastedown and a blind stamp on the title page and again at the head of issue I). Rare. Item #62555
"This periodical was principally devoted to explanations of the first principles of the gospel and the divine mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith." - Andrew Jenson
"Generally the 'Gospel Reflector' treats a broad range of doctrinal subjects. The ideas themselves were not new to the Mormon printed record, but their defense marshaled a nearly comprehensive collection of biblical citations and examples, many appearing in a Latter-day Saint publication for the first time. In this respect the 'Gospel Reflector' marks a shift away from the polemics of the preceding four years and a move toward a more apologetic form of writing which would characterize the works of Orson Spencer and Orson Pratt at the end of the decade." - Peter Crawley. Flake/Draper 3647. Crawley 95. Auerbach 497.