Individual Book Details: H0003

Record Date
Collection Name
Notable Copies
Ownership Type
Private Owner
1903 Book of Mormon, Joseph F Smith, Senator Beveridge
Given to Albert J Beveridge, by Joseph F Smith
Found by Owner in a used book store in the Eastern United States
Owners personal story states he found the book with a 600 pencil price tag, he went to the store owner and ask if the price was correct. The store owner looked at the pencil price, front inscription a few moments and then said it couldn’t be Joseph Smith’s (1805-1844) signature, so he offered to Owner for $4.50. In private collection ever since.
Unique Features
Cover: Dark cover with gilded decoration on front and spine.
Spine: Gilded title and decorative blocks on spine
Binding: In tact cover and bindings,
Title Page, Clean, no marks, printing date of 1903 visible
Text: Complete, clean, no known marks or highlights
Inscription: front end page, “To Honorable Albert J Beveridge, United States Senator, with the compliments of Jos. F. Smith March 11, 1904”
Notes: Albert Beveridge was a US senator involved in the anti polygamy laws that Utah was fighting. He was more open or at least unbiased enough to be appreciated by Joseph F Smith.