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Individual Book Details: B0002

Record Date
Collection Name
1837 Kirtland
Ownership Type
Private Collection
Private Owner
1837 Book of Mormon, Oliver Cowdery
Front Cover listing O P Cowdery in gold
In private collection
Unique Features
Spine: gold lines visible separating spine into 4 sections. gold design/decoration (similar to cover) in second from bottom section. Vertical wear lines. No title on spine visible
Cover: Red leather, gold decorations around perimeter. Upper section listing O.P. Cowdery. Small gold design/decoration in center. Same decorative symbol on back cover.
Binding: Decorative marbled paper inside cover (pastedown) and front endpaper
Title Page: present and attached. two dark spots below main title line in upper section. darker discoloration at right margin. dark spot in right margin near 2nd paragraph. Small dark mark under “Ohio” lower section.
Text: Full text, no known markings. Foxing common with age.
Inscription: None given.
Notes: Front inside cover and front endpaper recto: printed text, pasted onto paper regarding various aspects of the Book of Mormon. Preface and first text page: Dark spot lower third middle section of page, on preface and bleed through to first text page.