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Individual Book Details: C0021

Record Date
Collection Name
1840 Nauvoo
Ownership Type
Private Ownership
Private Owner
1840 Book of Mormon, J Davis
Inscription of J Davis. Owners state that this is Jacob Davis, joining the church in 1840 and was present in Nauvoo with his wife at the Martyrdom of Joseph Smith. Not associated with JC Davis who was in the mob and tried and acquitted.
Transacted through book dealers, owned by current owner for more than 20 years.
Unique Features
Spine: attached, title block clean with gilded lines present
Cover: attached, natural wear and coloring
Binding: intact, two front and two back end pages present
Title Page: Present and in tact, apparent stain mark top right corner including the word ‘mormon’ in title. two dark marks lower half near word ‘ILL and SMITH”
Text: Full text, no noticeable markings or highlights
Inscription: Second front end page recto words of “J Davis” top edge
Notes: front set of pages containing stain on upper right corner, from front end page, through first pages of text block.