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First-edition Book of Mormon belonging to press foreman up for auction

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This first-edition copy of the Book of Mormon belonged to Pomeroy Tucker, the foreman of E.B. Grandin's printing press.

This first-edition copy of the Book of Mormon belonged to Pomeroy Tucker, the foreman of E.B. Grandin’s printing press.

Heritage Auctions, HA.com

A first-edition copy of the Book of Mormon that originally belonged to Pomeroy Tucker, the foreman of the historic E.B. Grandin press, is up for auction by Heritage Auctions. This copy is one of 5,000 printed by Grandin for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Tucker was a New York journalist and politician who became the foreman of E.B. Grandin's press in Palmyra, New York, when the Book of Mormon was originally printed in 1830. The book being auctioned includes some of Tucker's proofreading marks — many of which were corrected in later versions of the Book of Mormon — and several other personal notes and inscriptions, according to the product description on the auction page at historical.ha.com.

First-edition copies of the Book of Mormon sold in auctions for $45,000 in 2014 and $52,500 in an auction earlier this year.

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