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Individual Book Details: A0037

Record Date
Collection Name
1830 Palmyra
Ownership Type
Special Collections
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
1830 Book of Mormon, St. Louis University
This 1830 Book of Mormon copy has "Clemens" written on the title page. Saint Louis University’s Rare Books Division was gifted a number of books from Cyril Clemens, a distant cousin of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). However, verification of a provenance associated with Cyril Clemens has not been established. An association with Cyril Clemens is a possibility, but ultimately remains unverified for this copy.  Library Catalog:
Unique Features
Spine: split vertically in two, missing gold lines, upper and lower portions missing.
Spine Lettering and Label: Missing label, missing lettering
Cover: Front and back cover detached. Front cover contains library sticker on upper left corner. “sect 298, lib Ms5, Vol 13593”.
Binding: signatures and stitching showing through spine, front and back end papers present.
Title Page: intact. Oval library stamp on lower left of. page. “13593” in red ink below paragraph block, page crinkled on lower right corner. “Clemens” in pencil upper right corner
Text: Full text block
Notes:Front pastedown: square bookplate sticker from library “Ex Bibliotheca Universitatis St. Ludovici, sect 298 lib Sm5, Access 13595”. Back end paper various text in pencil, “here, PHILO, Joseph, calm, WILLIA, G, peter”
Preface page “IV”. page #212 “122”. pg 414, line 1 “nobler”. pg #487 proper. pg 521, line 8/9 “rum-derers”. Three witness page line 10, proper “seen”.