by Anderson, Devery S. and Gary James Bergera (Editors)
Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 2005. Advance reading copy. Paperback. Very good +. 314pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Yellow pictorial wraps. With only minor wear to the covers. The first Latter-day Saint temple ceremonies were performed, not in Kirtland, Ohio, but on the second floor of Joseph Smiths Red Brick Store in Nauvoo, Illinois. For nearly four years beginning in 1842, the prophets modest mercantile functioned as the de facto templethe site of the first washings, anointings, endowments, and sealings. In contrast, the grand edifice known as the Nauvoo Temple was in operation for only two months before the Saints left Illinois for the West. "Despite the secrecy imposed upon members of the Anointed Quorum word of the gatherings above Joseph Smith's store soon spread . . . Only Nauvoo's elite were invited to participate in these new ceremonies - never more than ninety individuals and even fewer during Joseph Smith's lifetime - and, as the editors of the current volume write, only those who had been introduced to the prophet's doctrine of plural marriage. (Inventory #: 49415)
Western & Native Americana, Explorations & Travels, Utah & Mormons, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Modern First Editions, Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, B. Traven, Wordless Novels & Illustrated Books.
Shipping & Return Policies
All items subject to prior sale. Orders filled upon payment. We accept check, money order, PayPal (email@example.com), and credit card (Visa/MC/AmEx/Discover). Billing terms will be arranged for institutions according to their needs, and for customers who have established credit with our company. All items are guaranteed authentic and as described, autographed items are guaranteed indefinitely. Items may be returned for a full refund within ten days of receipt, prior notification requested.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.