Rare First Edition Book of Mormon Found in Palmyra

GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) – Rare book collectors and religious historians are abuzz with the recent discovery of an 1830 first edition Book of Mormon by the Hessney Auction Company of Geneva.

The book was found while cleaning out an estate near Palmyra and Fayette that was the birthplace of the Mormon religion.

The book will be featured in a Wednesday, September 19th combined Estate Auction.

The first edition was printed in 1830 by founder Joseph Smith, who lived in the region before heading west.

Book of Mormon

Mormons claim that the Book of Mormon is “Another testament of Jesus Christ,” and try to pass it off as a companion to the Bible. Over and over again, those claims have been disproven.

Is the Book of Mormon “the most correct of any book on earth” as Joseph Smith claimed it to be? Watch the online video, DNA vs. The Book of Mormon

Theologically, the Mormon Church is a cult of Christianity


The book is reported in good unrestored condition with original binding.

While there were 5,000 copies originally published, only hundreds are believed to still exist.

Commentary by Religion News Blog:

First editions of the Book of Mormon are helpful in that they document how many changes the Mormon Church has made to the allegedly perfect book.

See: 3,913 Changes in the Book of Mormon

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