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Individual Book Details: C0031

Record Date
Collection Name
1840 Nauvoo
Ownership Type
Special Collections
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
1840 Book of Mormon, BYU copy 1
Inscription of Aurora D. Taynton (Faynton?) 13 Burroughs St Bridgeport Conn 1887” and “Franklin Spalding, Petersboro N.H.”
Unique Features
Spine: Brown Leather with gold lines visible. Top edge missing showing blue inner binding.
Spine Lettering and Label: Black cover ribbon, vertical lines between K and second M.
Cover: Brown marbling. Wear on upper and lower right corners. Back cover with wear marks upper and lower left corners
Binding: spine/cover hinging in tact. Two front endpapers. two back endpapers
Title Page: Both front and second title pages present. Slight foxing. Dark marking lower right corner near word “Stearns”. Second title page: Various foxing, slight wear on bottom edge. noticeable dark mark bottom center.
Text: Full Text, witnesses pages on separate page leaves.
Inscription: Front Inside pastedown: “Aurora D. Taynton (Faynton?) 13 Burroughs St Bridgeport Conn 1887”. First front end paper recto: “Franklin Spalding Petersboro N.H.” upper right corner listing 250.00 (price).
Notes: Library note card in front inside pastedown, hinged to reveal inscription underneath.