O le Tusi a Mamona. O le tala na tusia i le lima o Mamona i Papatusi ua Siita mai mai Papatusi a Nifae. [Samoan Book of Mormon]
1903·Salt Lake City, UT
by [Smith, Joseph]
Salt Lake City, UT: Na Lomia e Molisa Deseret News Company, 1903. First Samoan edition. Hardcover. Very good. 632pp. Octavo [23 cm] Original black cloth with gilt stamped titles and embossed borders on the front board and backstrip. In the first issue binding. The spine is a bit sunned, the cloth at the spine ends is a trifle split and frayed, and the underlying boards are peeking through at the bottom fore edge corners. The rear board is lightly scuffed, and has a couple of small stains. The front endsheet has several thin cracks along the hinge. Translation began in November of 1900, by George Sears, Edwin Smart, Frank E. Morris and George C. Spilsbury. 5,000 copies were printed in Salt Lake City in the spring of 1903. This volume is the first issue binding, with a geometric line design in each corner of the boards. Jacobs 412B. Flake/Draper 736. (Inventory #: 47267)
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