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Individual Book Details: F0014

Record Date
Collection Name
1869 Deseret Alphabet
Ownership Type
Special Collections
University of Illinois - Urbana
Urbana, IL
1869 Deseret Alphabet, Alexander Schreiner
University purchased in February 2022, from private book dealer
Inscription listing Alexander Schreiner (Organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and son-in-law to former Apostle Richard R. Lyman)
Book featured in University of Illinois Deseret Alphabet Research Project by Professors Davis and Shosted,
Unique Features
Spine: Slight wear on top and bottom edges.
Spine Lettering and Label: Gold lettering visible. Temple image visible.
Cover: No visible marks. Perimeter lines visible
Binding: Wear around cover hinges.
Title Page: Intact. No visible inscription. Small smudge mark upper right corner.
Text: Translation page clean, no marks. No visible marks in text block
Inscription: Inside front pastedown, signature of Alexander Schreiner at top margin.
Notes: Inside front pastedown has a third page book plate listing information on the “reader” edition and the Deseret Alphabet history. Table of Contents page has the English word “contents” in pencil above the matching Deseret Alphabet word. Witnesses page has library call letters on upper left corner near gutter.