Lot 298: Bible [Mormon]. The Book of Mormon: an Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates taken from the Plates of Nephi, translated by Joseph Smith, Jun., 4th European Edition, Liverpool: Published for Orson Pratt, by S.W. Richards, 1854, small albumen portrait of Mormon leader Brigham Young (1801-1877) adhered to half-title, with copious annotations written by F.R. Clapham to half-title and front endpaper referring to his arrival in America and his meeting with Bringham Young at his house at Salt Lake at 6pm on Friday 30 September 1870, (with ink bookseller's stamp of J. Dwyer, Salt Lake City, Utah), ink annotation at head of title, adhesive residue to pp.559/560, lacking final leaf of text, occasional staining to fore-edge blank margins of few leaves, related late 19th century newspaper cuttings adhered to endpapers, contemporary blind decorated black morocco, 12mo. F.R.Clapham appears to have emigrated with his family, having joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (1)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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