The Prophet of the Nineteenth Century; or the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Mormons, or Latter-day Saints: To which is appended, an analysis of the Book of Mormon.
by Caswall, Henry.
London: Printed for J.G.F.& J. Rivington, 1843. First edition. Hardcover. 277pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 3/4 red leather with marbled paper covered boards. Very good. The covers are heavily rubbed. The underlying boards are exposed along the edges. Ex-Church Hospital Library copy. The front endsheet is cracked along the hinge, and has the remnants of a library label and an ink stamp. Ink stamp on the title page. The frontispiece page is browned. There is very occasional light foxing throughout the pages. The book is sturdy. Includes an engraved frontispiece of Joseph Smith, "the prophet pronouncing the Greek Psalter to be a dictionary of Egyptian hieroglyphics". Early outsider's account of Mormonism. An important early anti-Mormon work published during Joseph Smith's lifetime. Flake/Draper 1237. Howes C235. Sabin 11478 (Inventory #: 47376)
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