St. Paul, Ne. [ 1902]. 160pp. Original red cloth. Spine slightly darkend, worn at fore-edge and toe of spine, hinges cracked. Good. Item #WRCAM29578
An extremely prejudiced anti-Mormon item. Published in association with PRESENT TRUTH, a conservative Christian magazine, Crowe's diatribe against Mormonism begins with an attack on Joseph Smith's parents (indolent, illiterate, superstitious, unreliable, whisky drinkers, shiftless, and irreligious) and gets worse from there. "Elder Crowe says that he has 'studied Mormon literature considerable.' His book sure do prove it. In the good old days when money was everything and yet meant nothing, this weird masterpiece fetched some forty dollars at auction" - Eberstadt. A strong example of the prejudice Mormons faced into the 20th century. Scarce. OCLC 2452829. FLAKE 2600. EBERSTADT 115:744.