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Individual Book Details: A0005

Record Date
Collection Name
1830 Palmyra
Ownership Type
Special Collections
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
1830 Book of Mormon, Emily Hale
Inscription listing “Emily Hale”. Oral folklore listing this as Emma Hale Smith’s copy.
Further research needed to determine if this is definitively hers.
Listed as University of Utah Rare Books, copy 4, library notes list it from Kenneth and Linda Brailsford collection.
Unique Features
Spine: gold lines faded but visible. Top end repaired.
Spine Lettering and Label: Black ribbon attached. Gold lettering visible. vertical crack between K and O and through second M.
Cover: Intact. Darker coloration on upper half. Diagonal scratch from upper left down to mid-right. Other slight scratches on front cover.
Binding: Intact hinges. one front endpaper with cockling on lower left corner. Signs of sticker on front inside cover removed and residual glue and paper still left on upper section. Two back endpapers, 1 detached/loose.
Title Page: Intact, no inscriptions. discoloration around edges of paper. Cockling at lower left corner and continues through few pages after. Dark spots at lower left corner at cockling. Small dark spot under second paragraph near gutter. Dog ear wear lower right corner.
Text: Full text, no known markings/annotations
Inscription: Front endpaper recto: “Emily Hale” in ink. Front inside cover: faded illegible: Double “Le”.
Notes: preface: “iv”. Pg 212, “122”. Proper page number 487. Three witness page, line 10, proper “seen”