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Individual Book Details: A0072

Record Date
Collection Name
1830 Palmyra
Ownership Type
Private Collection
Private Owner
1830 Book of Mormon, Gerald Jones, Provenance Recorded
Volume details recorded in the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Volume 10 No 1, Jan 31 2001 where Gerald Jones identifies previous owners and various locations for this volume.
Given to Melvin Wilber in 1832 by Orson Hyde & Samual Smith. Changed hands to Dwight Eveleth, then to Ephraim Nye, various hands to David W. Moffat, to Sam Weller, then to Gerald Jones.
Currently in private hands.
Unique Features
Spine: Noticeable horizontal cracking present. Scuff marks at top and bottom edges with top and bottom gold ribbing missing. Center gold ribbing lines are visible.
Spine Lettering and Label: Black title ribbon present, small font title format.
Cover: Large Circle patch at top with various wear marks on lower bottom half.
Binding: spine/cover hinge intact with front end papers present. Paper glued into front pastedown listing Dwight Eleveth and Ephraim Nye details.
Title Page: Present and intact. Triangular cockling present through first few pages. Small dark mark in second paragraph near gutter, bleed through to second end paper, through preface and to 1 Nephi page.
Text: Full Text, Journal of BoM Studies list Martin Wilber signature on Moroni chapter 1 page.
Inscription: First end paper recto: “Martin Wilber Providence RI” on top edge. first end paper verso: Handwritten details by David W. Moffat, Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah. Additional pencil notes on second end paper recto.
Notes: Accompanying Bible from American Bible Society, 1830, part of the collection.

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