The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations, Vol. 1: Manuscript Revelation Books (Limited Leather Edition)

by Dean C. Jessee, Ronald K. Esplin, Richard L. Bushman

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*Each book is identified by number from the limited series of copies. We are unable to guarantee what numbered edition you will receive. If you're interested in checking to see if a specific number is available, please contact our Salt Lake Deseret Book store at 801-328-8191 or email Limited to stock on hand.*

This facsimile edition of Revelations and Translations: Manuscript Revelation Books opens a new series. The volume provides new access to priceless documents dating from 1828 to 1834. For the first time, you can view photocopies of original writings in the actual hand of early Church leaders such as Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery and Sidney Rigdon.

  • Portrait image is a blind stamp.
  • Genuine cowhide leather.
  • Hub embossing for spine
  • Lavender foil stamping for spine
  • Gold foil embossing for cover front, back and spine
  • Gold foil gilding
  • Navy satin ribbon
  • As a Facsimile Edition this volume is approximately 9½ x 12½ inches and weighes approximately 8 pounds with full color printed pages.
  • Delivered in white gift box

*Each copy is identified by number from the limited series of 900 copies. Although it is not possible to select your exact number, purchasers of these copies will receive a copy numbered in the range between 701 and 900.

About the Authors

Dean C. Jessee

Dean C. Jessee is widely recognized as an authority on the life and writings of Joseph Smith. He holds a master's degree in Church History from Brigham Young University and is a research historian in the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History at BYU. He served for many years in the Church Historical Department, and has been president of the Mormon History Association. He is the editor of The Papers of Joseph Smith, volumes 1 and 2.

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Ronald K. Esplin

Ronald K. Esplin is the managing editor for The Joseph Smith Papers. He received history degrees from the University of Utah, the University of Virginia, and Brigham Young University. From 1972 until 1980, he was part of the History Division of the LDS church's Historical Department, with assignments both as a researcher and writer and as an archivist. He moved to Brigham Young University in 1980 when the History Division was transferred there to become the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History. From 1986 through 2002, he served as managing director of that research institute and as a professor of church history and doctrine. From 1988 to 1991, he served as one of the editors for Macmillan’s Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Most of his publications have involved Brigham Young and early Utah or pre-Utah Mormon history, including Men With A Mission: The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the British Isles, 1837–1841. Many of them also concern Joseph Smith and early Latter-day Saint leadership.

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Richard L. Bushman

Richard L. Bushman a general editor of The Joseph Smith Papers along with Ronald K. Esplin and Dean C. Jessee, is Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University. He has been appointed Howard W. Hunter visiting professor at Claremont Graduate University for 2008–2009. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. He taught at Brigham Young University, Boston University, and the University of Delaware before joining the Columbia faculty. His published works include From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690–1765 (1967), King and People in Provincial Massachusetts (1985), and The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities (1992). He has served as president of the Mormon History Association and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.

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