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Individual Book Details: H0012

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Private Owner
1908 Pocket Book of Mormon, Susa Young Gates’, Gifted to Joseph G Sanborn
Inscription listing Mrs. S.Y. Gates, Salt Lake City Utah, given to her darling nephew Joseph G Sanborn.
Susa Young Gates, (18 March 1856 - 27 May 1933) was daughter of Brigham Young and prominent female figure in early Utah Church history.
Joseph Gilpin Young Sanborn (22 Dec 1908 - 5 Jan 1985) was a nephew to Susa via her younger sister Rhoda Mabel Young.
In private hands with current owner for more than 20 years.
Unique Features
Spine: Black with no title
Cover: Black with simple title on top edge. Miniature pocket size.
Binding: Hinging intact.
Title Page: Intact. Listing 1908 printing date.
Text: Unique formatting and page layout due to small print size, unlike concurrent volumes printings of the time. Red coloring on the text edge block.
Inscription: Front end paper: “Mrs. S. Y. Gates, 672 N 1st(?) West St Salt Lake City Utah. To my darling nephew Joseph G Sanborn I give this precious book which I have carried all over Europe and America! May it prove a blessing and protection is the prayer of his loving (illegible). Aunt Susa Gates” Back end paper: “Lost ten tribes”, “Sin-evil” and several scripture references in pencil.
Notes: Miniature, pocket sized edition. Published by the Deseret Sunday School Union. Alma 26:22 highlighted in red pencil.