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  • 1851 anti-Mormon pamphlet to auction in San Francisco
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    Paul Fraser
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1851 anti-Mormon pamphlet to auction in San Francisco

A rare first edition copy of Fruits of Mormonism (1851), an anti-Mormon tract, could make $20,000-30,000 at PBA Galleries in San Francisco.

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The book is scathing about the Mormon religion and culture

The book was compiled from various sources by Nelson Slater, an immigrant to California from New York who spent the winter of 1850 in the Mormon settlement of Salt Lake City.

The Mormons reportedly threatened travellers, imposed unfair taxes and screened their mail.

The auction house explains: "In addition to its anti-Mormon character, it does include extensive information on the overland emigration to California.

"Fruits of Mormonism ranks as the first book printed at the site of the gold discovery. It is the first book entered for copyright in California."

A first edition copy of the Book of Mormon is up for auction at Swann Galleries.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
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