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Individual Book Details: C0025

Record Date
Collection Name
1840 Nauvoo
Ownership Type
Special Collections
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
1840 Book of Mormon, Occidental College
Edwin Pauley, class of 1923, and the Rockefeller Foundation provided funds to purchase in 1952 some 200 volumes of original, published narratives of the men who explored and settled the West from Charles B. Voorhis, a Pasadena Civic leader, who had collected the works over a period of 30 years. Subsequent to the purchase, Voorhis gave another 100 items to the collection. Along with rare editions of first-hand accounts, includes works by Bancroft, Land of Sunshine and Overland Weekly. The collection includes significant works related to the Mormon religion, including a very rare edition of the Book of Mormon.
Unique Features
Spine: Rebound cover and spine. Hard tan canvas library cover.
Spine Lettering and Label: New title stamped on upper spine with library number 289.3 B724 1840 on lower spine section
Cover: Rebound cover and spine, hard tan canvas library cover
Binding: Repaired internal hinge tape at front pastedown paper. Text block separating from spine/cover.
Title Page: Present. Hole punch embossment on bottom margin listing Occidental College library. Bleed through stain from back side verso. Back side verso page listing Edwin W . Pauley, and library numbering: “289.3 B724 1840” in pencil/(ink?) and “105786” in blue stamp ink.
Text: intact. no markings or writings recorded
Inscription: Back side of title page verso listing Edwin W . Pauley
Notes: Bookplate Sticker of Charles Voorhis on front pastedown with “10.00” in pencil. Typed scrap paper note pasted on front end papers. Back endpaper verso in pencil: “Western Americana 289.3 B724 1840. Library check out card and envelope on back pastedown.