View of the Hebrews; or, the tribes of Israel in America ... Second edition, improved and enlarged. Ethan Smith.
View of the Hebrews; or, the tribes of Israel in America ... Second edition, improved and enlarged.

View of the Hebrews; or, the tribes of Israel in America ... Second edition, improved and enlarged.

Poultney (Vt.): Smith & Shute, 1825. 12mo, pp. x, [3], 14-285; contemporary and probably original full sheep, red morocco label on spine; some rubbing and foxing, upper joint starting, but generally good and sound. Proto-Mormonism: Ethan Smith's attempt to identify the lost tribes of Israel with the North American Indians, a theory picked up five years later in Joseph Smith's Book of Mormon. My friend and colleague Ken Sanders notes: "Claims of plagiarism were leveled at Joseph Smith at the time, which he fastidiously refuted. This is the second edition which many people believed Smith used to write the Book of Mormon." American Imprints 22295; Rosenbach, 280; Sabin 82540. Item #26837

Price: $2,000.00

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