BRONZE SCULPTURE. This is the "First Vision" by famed sculptor Avard Fairbanks (for more info visit http://www.avardfairbanks.com/sacred_works/josephsmith/vision.html). The original sculpture now resides in the courtyard of the Joseph Smith Building on the campus of Brigham Young University. This smaller-sized commemorative sculpture is 9 1/4" tall, plus a 2" wooden base. It is 100% bronze.
Orem, Utah: Noble Publishing, 1980. 99p. This is a RARE book. It is estimated that 20-30 copies survived. The author had 10,000 copies printed, but before they were released to bookstores a General Authority asked him to destroy the book. The reasoning for the request is unknown, however speculation has run rampant, from doctrinal problems, to discussing the history of the calling of Patriarch when the Church patriarch, Eldred Smith, had been released the previous year. Whatever the reason, the author obediently took all but one case of the books to the dump. He held back a few copies for his children and grand-children. You will NOT find this book very often, and with the number of LDS book collectors increasing each year, once they are in private hands, it will be impossible to get a copy.
The book hass a bend to the front cover. A prior owner's name and address have been whited-out on the first blank page. DJ has rubbing to corners and the back. Additional phot here
Book in VG condition. Previous owner removed the DJ and cut it apart, gluing the cover on the first blank page, and the blurb about the book glued to the inside front cover. There is also a library # written on the lower part of the spine. Other than those tragic flaws, the book is solid.
1907. 1st ed. First edition of this scarce set, 1907, with a black cloth cover. Small tear top bottom of spine. Rubbing to corners. The binding is starting to come undone on the front hinge and back hinge. Previous owner's name written in light pencil on first blank page. Red pencil markings on about a dozen pages throughout. Edges of pages yellowed from age. Dime sized remnant of a stain on front center of cover.
Provo, UT: BYU Press, 1983. Clean and white throughout. No damage to covers, but book is slightly cocked. DJ is a little worn around the edges, small 1/2" tear along top front, and corners are rubbed. Foreward by Marion G. Romney.
Harvard University Press, 1958. 1st ed. 534p. First edition. Inscription on first page. Rubbing to corners, very slight yellowing. Pictoral map endpapers. Clean throughout. Leonard Arrington at his finest.