New York: Bangs & Co., 1880. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. 50 pages. Original printed wrappers; in a cloth folding chemise. Lacks rear wrapper, spine chipped with some associated loss to front wrapper. Item #409680
A priced copy. "There is in this catalogue, fifty titles which are rare, and fifty more which are scarce. Be kind enough to help yourselves. 'The Book of Commandments' is the biggest thing, and after that the 'Scrap-book'. The first edition of 'The Book of Mormon' is just scarce enough for everybody to know about and talk about. Rarer books are not so likely to become so famous. As the extent of the collection will cause the catalogue to be frequently referred to, until a bibliography of Mormonism be compiled; considerable care has been executed in the matter of collations" (Preface). The exceedingly scarce 1833 'Book of Commandments', imperfect as nearly always, made a whopping $32. Flake 10005; Mackay 2583; Streeter VII:4420.