This 1888 copy of The Book of Mormon belonged to a well-known Christian Disciple (Campbellite) preacher by the name of William Franklin W. The Christian Disciples were well aware of the Mormons in the early days of the LDS church. Sidney Rigdon was a member and preacher of the Christian Disciples when he converted to Mormonism, bringing with him a number of followers. Bennett, a well-known Mormon in the Nauvoo era, was another famous Campbellite convert to the LDS faith.
This copy of the Book of Mormon is filled with Ledlows notations, thoughts, and cross references throughout. The book itself is in rough shape. The back strip has sun fading but the gilt lettering is still visible. The edges are frayed and the binding is weak, but still attached.
Please reach out with any questions. The item "1888 Book of Mormon antique RARE" is in sale since Saturday, September 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "morningstarantiques" and is located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.