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Individual Book Details: H0015

Record Date
Collection Name
Notable Copies
Ownership Type
Joseph Smith III House & Visitor Center
Lamoni, Iowa
1874 Book of Mormon at Joseph Smith III House
Accompanying documentation lists it donated by Dr. Paul Edwards, son of F. Henry Edwards of the First Presidency of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other documentation dated Sept 1, 1978, lists given to Liberty Hall by Vera Blair, believed to have belonged to James Baker.
Unique Features
Spine: Separated into five panel sections, with for spine ribs. Spine ribs worn down to raw leather, signs of tape on upper section of spine.
Spine Lettering and Label: Missing or not visible
Cover: Leather dark hard cover. Decorative perimeter corners and central ornamentation.
Binding: spine/cover hinges intact, but showing raw leather
Title Page: Present and in tact, listing Plano, ILL, RLDS publication.
Text: Full text, no reportable details
Inscription: None recorded
Notes: The Plano, ILL publication was the first impression print run and later impressions listed Lamoni Iowa. This reflects an 1874 printing as the Lamoni, Iowa printings also list 1874, but were used/printed through the 1890’s.