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The “Legacy” 1830 Book of Mormon Exact Replica
I bind the Legacy Book of Mormon in genuine sheepskin — one copy at a time, by hand — just as the 1830 edition was bound. I pay great attention to every detail of the original binding to produce a facsimile with as authentic a look and feel as possible. The black title label on the spine is genuine leather, positioned and imprinted in genuine 22k gold just as on the 1830 edition. I create the gold “finishing lines” on the spine using antique brass finishing tools just like those used in 1830.
The end papers in the Legacy Book of Mormon are of handmade paper; the book pages are photo-offset reproductions of an actual 1830 edition (published by Herald Publishing House in Independence, Missouri). I speckle the edges of the pages as they were on the first edition. I then slightly round the back or spine of the book and glue the leather cover directly to the spine, as it was in 1830.
Very few people will ever see the Book of Mormon as it was first published to the world — typeset in lengthy paragraphs without verse numbers, with numerous typesetting errors and spelling variations of the day, and hand bound in genuine sheepskin in the common binding style of the 1830s. The few surviving first editions are valued at tens of thousands of dollars each. But you can experience firsthand the look and feel — and the spirit — of the first edition of the Book of Mormon when you read this Legacy edition, individually hand bound by me in the tradition of my father, especially for you.
E-mail me if you would like me to bind a Legacy Book of Mormon for your personal library or for you to give as a treasured gift to a family member or friend.
241 N. 200 E. Alpine, UT 84004
Very elegant and sturdy.
241 N. 200 E. Alpine, UT 84004
Quad bound in genuine Kangaroo leather; no imprinting or embossing at customer’s request. This leather will age and take on a patina as it is used and will have a very genuine leathery look.
Great for gripping and uniqueness. Notice the book summary on the cover.
British tan, genuine deluxe pigskin. Old Testament with references, with separate New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price.
This arrangement makes every volume roughly the same thickness, so you don’t have one huge volume and a small one. Very unique, and easy for reading!
Scriptures and Hymnal re-covered in genuine American Buffalo (bison) leather.
This is our most popular custom scriptures. I separate the reference volumes: The Index, Topical Guide, and Bible Dictionary, and put them in their own Reference Guide, about the size of the Triple Combination.
Then I combine the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price all into one volume, that is about the size of the standard Bible.
This makes the Quad much easier to hold, and references can be side-by-si
Compact scriptures re-covered in faux ostrich (patternin
Hard cover with genuine deluxe pigskin leather on an LDS Quad for Nile Sorenson.
LDS Quad in full leather–b
Also very popular are Pink lambskin scriptures with polka-dot bookmarkers for a young woman turning twelve and entering the Young Women program in her ward.
Triple Combination in Pentera goatskin
Pink bubblegum lambskin LDS mini Quad, with wrap-aroun
Congratulations to Katlyn for joining the YW program and leaving Primary.
This custom book binding project for Stanley R. Smith was done in Kangaroo Skin and cover the LDS Standard Works.