I want to say to you, read the book, the Pearl of Great Price, and read the Book of Abraham. The Pearl of Great Price I hold to be one of the most intelligent, one of the most religious books that the world has ever had; but more than that, to me the Pearl of Great Price is true in its name. It contains an ideal of life that is higher and grander and more glorious than I think is found in the pages of any other book unless it be the Holy Bible. It behooves us to read these things, understand them: and I thank God when they are attacked, because it brings to me, after a study and thought, back to the fact that what God has given He has given, and He has nothing to retract." - Levi Edgar Young, Conference Report (April 1913), 74

"...it must be evident to all who seriously consider the matter, that if the Book of Abraham as given to us by Joseph Smith be true, it must have been translated by a greater than human power." - George Reynolds, The Book of Abraham: Its Authenticity Established as a Divine and Ancient Record (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1879), 4

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Pearl of Great Price - 1851

The following images are from the first printing of the Pearl of Great Price, published by Elder Franklin D. Richards, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in Liverpool, England, in 1851. Excepting the title page, preface, and contents, only the Book of Abraham is included.

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Note: The entire Pearl of Great Price [1st Ed. 1851] is available online now. See Here.


  1. Hi
    Can you post the complete book, I am interested on Joseph Smith's History part.

  2. Sorry LeoRivas, I don't have a copy of the entire book, otherwise I'd give you a copy, or post it.

  3. LeoRivas: you could always go to www.lds.org and click on the Scripture icon to read Joseph Smith's history.

    Tim: If you like LDS history and doctrine and anecdotes, follow my blog:

  4. Clark,
    Your site looks interesting - lots of information. I'll add it on my LDS Studies blogs that I follow.

  5. Are you giving away some books away for free?

    1. I suppose. Who are you and where do you live?

  6. The first fac-simile just gets worse and worse, doesn't it.