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Leather Bound Books, Special Bindings, Limited or First Editions etc.
Listing of the pamphlets:
Government of God. John Taylor. 1852. 118 pp.
Report of Three Nights’ Discussion. In Bolton, between Willliam Gibson and Woodville Woodman.. Reported by
G. D. Watt. 1851.46 pp.
Divine Authority, or the Question, Was Joseph Smith Sent of God? Orson Pratt. 1951. 16 pp.
Divine Authenticity of the Book of Mormon.. Six parts. Orson Pratt. 1851. 96 pp.
Absurdities of Immaterialism. Orson Pratt. 1851. 32 pp.
Reply to a Pamphlet printed at Glasgow, . . . Entitled ‘Remarks on Mormonism’ Orson Pratt. 1851. 16 pp.
New Jerusalem; or the Fulfilment of Modern Prophecy. Orson Pratt. 1849. 24 pp.
Latter-Day Kingdom, or the Preparations for the Second Advent. Orson Pratt.  pp.
True Repentance. Orson Pratt. 32 pp.
Water Baptism. Orson Pratt.  pp.
One Year in Scandinavia. Erastus Snow. 1951.24 pp.
The Prussian Mission. Orson Spencer. 1953. 16 pp.
Patriarchal Order, or Plurality of Wives! Orson Spencer. 1853. 16 pp.
Marriage and Morals in Utah. Parley P. Pratt. 1856.8 pp.
The Voice of Joseph.. Lorenze Snow. 1852. 19 pp.
The Only Way To Be Saved. Lorenzo Snow. 1851. 8 pp.
Assassination of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. John S. Fullmer. 1855.40 pp.
Testimonies For The Truth. Benjamin Brown. 1853.32 pp.
Latter-Day Saint in Utah. Opinion of Hon. A. Snow . . . Trial of Howard Egan.. A Bill to establish a Territorial
Government for Utah. 1852. 24 pp.
2. Book of Pamphlets. Circa 1850s. Full diced leather with double gilt border on front cover and ornate gilt devices on spine. Five raised bands on spine with red title label now fading. Contains early LDS pamphlets published in Liverpool. Due to the quality of the binding I would say it was probably bound in England and is contemporary with the pamphlets. JOHN W. YOUNG’s COPY with his signature in ink on free front endpaper. Also the stamp of N[ephi] L[owell] Morris. Author of Prophecies of Joseph Smith and their Fulfillment.
1. Smith, Joseph Fielding. Man . . . His Origin And Destiny. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company,
1954. 563 pp. Exceptionally scarce limited SIGNED first edition in full black leather. It is thought that less than 20 copies
were bound and signed in this manner. Most if not all were given to friends and family. This copy has the name of John
Longden embossed in gilt in the right lower corner.
Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr. (July 19,1876 - July 2, 1972) was the tenth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints from 1970 until his death. He was the son of Jospeh F. Smith, the sixth president of the Chruch.
Smith was named to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1910, when his father was president of the church. No
church president had a greater length of time as an apostle, (1910–1972), nor had any church president succeeded at
such a high age. His time as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from 1951 to 1970 has been surpassed
by few; he spent David O. McKay's entire nineteen-year presidency as the President of the Quorum of the Twelve.
Marvin J.[eremy] Ashton (May 6, 1915 – February 25, 1994) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1971 until his death.
Ashton was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the son of Marvin O. Ashton, a prominent local leader of the LDS
Church who later became a general authority of the church. The younger Ashton worked in the lumber business as a
youth. He graduated from the University of Utah. He served a mission in Great Britain, where his mission president was
Hugh B. Brown. He worked as managing director of LDS Social Services.
From 1958 to 1969, Ashton was an assistant to the general superintendent of the
church's Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. He served as assistants to
superintendents Joseph T. Bentley and G. Carlos Smith.
Ashton was ordained an Apostle on December 2, 1971 after the death of Richard L.
Evans. Ashton was an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles between 1969
and his call to the Quorum of the Twelve. Ashton died on February 25, 1994 and was
succeeded by Robert D. Hales.
Ashton was involved with the Boy Scouts of America most of his life and earned
Eagle Scout as a youth. As an adult he was a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (DESA), the Silver
Beaver Award and the Silver Antelope Award.
John Longden (4 November 1898 – 30 August 1969) was a general authority (Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve
Apostles) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1951 until his death. The book has Longden’s stamp:
“Property of John Longden/ 47 East S Temple/ Salt Lake City, Utah - stamped in black ink on the front pastedown.
A prominent Mormon book collector’s stamp: “Dean G. Pace Library” is stamped on the ffep and the half title.
Man . . . His Origin and Destiny was Smith’s most controversial book and one of the most controversial books written
by a General Authority (later to be overshadowed by his son-in-law’s book). The book caused quite a stir in the academic
circles, Henry Eyring and later David O. McKay as President of the Church both disavowed it.
6. Walgren, Kent L. The Scallawagiana Hundred. Salt Lake City: Scallawagiana Books. 1982, 44 pp.
A Selection of the Hundred Most Important Books about Mormons and Utah. Wraps. SOLD
7. Crawley, Peter and Chad J. Flake. Notable Mormon Books 1830-1857. Provo: Friends of the
Brigham Young University Library. 1974. 19 pp. An Exhibition in Conjunction with the Sixth Annual Mormon
Festival of Arts. Wraps. SOLD
8. Quinn, E. Michael. Early Mormonism and the Magic World View. Salt Lake City:
Signature Books. 1998. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 646 pp. Even though many of Quinn’s books
were on the ‘cutting edge’ of the new Mormon History, Early Mormonism is probably
the most controversial. Essential in the understanding of Joseph Smith’s origins. Only 200 copies were
produced in this limited red leather edition. There was no other hardbound edition published.
9. History of the Church. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company. 2008. Seven volumes plus index.
The set is bound in a soft gray leather with a hint of green, with black and gold stamping, raised bands
and silk endpapers. The black labels for the title on the front cover and the title and publisher on the spine are
inlaid soft black leather. The fore, top and bottom edges are gilt. The embossing is impressive. Every effort has
been made to assure a handsome and very collectable set. The production is limited to 250 sets. This 7-volume
History of the Church by Joseph Smith includes an 8th volume index of 493 pages, compiled and edited by E.
Keith Howick. One of the finest leather bound sets that Deseret Book has produced. Highly recommended.
11. Deseret Book Company matching set of three leather-bound books.
This set is new - still in original shrink-wrap. These titles have long been favorites and have
been reprinted many times over the years. Deseret Book has done an commendable service in making
the trio available in matching bindings.
1. Widtsoe, John A. Discourses of Brigham Young. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company. 1999. Limited to 1055
copies. Maroon leather with black spine labels.
For those who do not have the 26-volume Journal of Discourses, this book is a good substitute for the many
sermons of the Prophet Brigham Young.
2. Smith, Joseph Fielding. Life of Joseph F. Smith. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company. 1999. Limited to 1055
copies. Dark maroon leather with black spine labels.
Written by his son, Joseph Fielding Smith, this biography is an excellent source for material on the life of the
nephew of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the 6th President of the Church.
3. Smith, Joseph F. Gospel Doctrine. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company. 1999. Limited to 1055 copies.
Maroon leather with black spine labels.
With his grandson-in-law’s book, Mormon Doctrine (# 10 above) Gospel Doctrine remains one of the most often
referenced books for those seeking concise doctrine of the lds Church.
John W[illard] Young, son of Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angell, was ordained an
Apostle his father Brigham Young on November 22, 1855 when he was eleven. He
was publicly sustained as a member of the First Presidency in 1876 and served as a
member of the First Presidency with his father prior to his father’s death. He also
served as a counselor to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was one of the few
who served in the First Presidency without ever being a member of the Quorum of the
November 22, 1855: Wilford Woodruff related, “President Young said ‘I am going to
tell you something that I have never before mentioned to any other person. I have
ordained by sons, Joseph A., Brigham & John W., Apostles and my counselors. Have
you any objections?’ J. Taylor and G.A. Smith said they had not, that it was his own
affair & they considered it under his own direction He further stated., ‘In ordaining my
sons I have done no more than I am perfectly willing that you should do with yours.
And I am determined to put my sons into active service in the spiritual affairs of the Kingdom and keep them there just
as long as possible. You have the same privilege.’”
Signed on the second free endpaper
following the ffep.