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The “Legacy” 1830 Book of Mormon Exact Replica in Lambskin

The “Legacy” 1830 Book of Mormon Exact Replica

The Legacy Book of Mormon is a hand-bound facsimile of the original 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon, which was published in Palmyra, New York, by Joseph Smith, Jr., and printed by E. B. Grandin. My father, J. Lowell Young, hand bound the Book of Mormon facsimiles used in the filming of the LDS Church movie Legacy in 1990, so I refer to this facsimile edition bound in that style as the “Legacy” edition.

Legacy 1830 Book of Mormon 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.

Legacy 1830 Book of Mormon Replica - Cover

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.

$150

Bookbinder
Steve Rasmussen
241 N. 200 E. Alpine, UT 84004
801-400-0950
steve_ras@comcast.net

 

Hard-bound scriptures, raised cords across the spine, with gold finishing lines and titling.

Hard-bound scriptures, raised cords across the spine, with gold finishing lines and titling.

Very elegant and sturdy.

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Very elegant and sturdy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Bookbinder
Steve Rasmussen
241 N. 200 E. Alpine, UT 84004
801-400-0950
steve_ras@comcast.net

Kangaroo Leather LDS Quad

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.

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.

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.

Compact-size scriptures bound in geometric-patterned cowhide.

Compact-size scriptures bound in geometric-patterned cowhide.

Great for gripping and uniqueness. Notice the book summary on the cover.

Compact-size scriptures bound in geometric-patterned cowhide.

Compact-size scriptures bound in geometric-patterned cowhide.

Triple Combination and Bible, with customer's custom imprinting in silver.

Triple Combination and Bible, with customer”s custom imprinting in silver.

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British tan, genuine deluxe pigskin LDS scriptures

British tan, genuine deluxe pigskin. Old Testament with references, with separate New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price.

British tan, genuine deluxe pigskin LDS scriptures

British tan, genuine deluxe pigskin LDS scriptures

 

Three-volume set of scriptures, stiff but semi-flexible covers, bound in Katsina goatskin.

Three-volume set of scriptures, stiff but semi-flexible covers, bound in Katsina goatskin.

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!

Three-volume set of scriptures, stiff but semi-flexible covers, bound in Katsina goatskin.

Three-volume set of scriptures, stiff but semi-flexible covers, bound in Katsina goatskin. Steve Rasmussen, Master Bookbinder

 

LDS Scriptures and Hymnal in Genuine American Buffalo (Bison) leather

Scriptures and Hymnal re-covered in genuine American Buffalo (bison) leather.

Scriptures and Hymnal re-covered in genuine American Buffalo (bison) leather.

Scriptures and Hymnal re-covered in genuine American Buffalo (bison) leather. One of the most rugged of all leathers – Steve Rasmussen, Master Bookbinder

MOST POPULAR- Scriptures Only Quad – (all scriptures in one volume, references in another)

“Scriptures Only” Quad (all scriptures in one volume), with separate References volume.

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-side on the desk for easy lookup of material while studying scriptures.

Scriptures Only Quad plus separate Reference Guide

Scriptures Only Quad plus separate Reference Guide – By Steve Rasmussen, Master Bookbinder

Compact scriptures re-covered in faux ostrich (patterning and dying of cowhide)

Compact scriptures re-covered in faux ostrich (patterning and  dying of cowhide.) We do a lot of real ostrich as well, one of the most popular. -Steve

Compact scriptures re-covered in faux ostrich (patterning and dying of cowhide)

Compact scriptures re-covered in faux ostrich (patterning and dying of cowhide) Steve Rasmussen, Master Bookbinder

 

Standard LDS Scriptures Recovered in Brown Leather – Bible and Triple Combination

Re-covering of standard LDS scriptures set (triple combination and Bible in separate covers)

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Hard cover black LDS Quad with genuine deluxe pigskin leather

Hard cover with genuine deluxe pigskin leather on an LDS Quad for Nile Sorenson.

Hard cover with genuine deluxe pigskin leather

Hard cover with genuine deluxe pigskin leather for Nile Sorenson

LDS Quad in full leather–bubblegum pink lambskin–with silver imprinting and page-edge gilding.

LDS Quad in full leather–bubblegum pink lambskin–with silver imprinting and page-edge gilding.

Pink full size LDS Quad in lambskin with silver imprinting and page-edge guilding

Pink full size LDS Quad in lambskin with silver imprinting and page-edge guilding – Steve Rasmussen – Master Bookbinder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Pink lambskin scriptures with polka-dot bookmarkers for a young woman turning twelve and entering the Young Women program in her ward

Pink lambskin scriptures with polka-dot bookmarkers for a young woman turning twelve and entering the Young Women program in her ward

LDS Triple Combination Scriptures in Pentera Goatskin

Triple Combination in Pentera goatskin

Triple Combination in Pentera goatskin

Triple Combination in Pentera goatskin by BookBindingRepair.com – Steve Rasmussen Master Bookbinder

Pink Mini LDS Quad Scriptures in Lambskin

Pink bubblegum lambskin LDS mini Quad, with wrap-around snap cover and polka-dot bookmarker ribbons.

Congratulations to Katlyn for joining the YW program and leaving Primary.

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Kangaroo Skin Quad

This custom book binding project for Stanley R. Smith was done in Kangaroo Skin and cover the LDS Standard Works.

The full LDS Quad in kangaroo leather

The full LDS Quad in kangaroo leather