The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
VOLUME XVIII. Later National Literature, Part III.

XXVIII. Popular Bibles



The notable public collections of Mormoniana in America are four in number: The Church Archives at Salt Lake City; Government publications at Washington;the Berrian Collection, New York Public Library, rich in first editions and rare publications of the early Church; the Collection of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at Madison.

Pro-Mormon Works

Acts of the Elders, commonly called the Book of Abraham. Boston, 1848.

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. History of Utah. San Francisco, 1890.

Cannon, George A. Life of Joseph Smith, the Prophet. Salt Lake City, 1888.

Deseret News. Salt Lake City, 1852–1887.

Deseret Weekly. Salt Lake City, 1888–1898.

Elders’ Journal. Kirtland, Ohio, and Far West, Missouri, 1837–1839.

Handbook of Reference to the History, Chronology, Religion, and Country of the Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City, 1884.

Latter-day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate. Kirtland, 1834–1837.

Pratt, Orson. Account of Several Remarkable Visions and Late Discovery of Ancient American Records. 1841.

Pratt, Parley P. Late Persecution of the Church of Latter-day Saints. 1840.

Schroeder, A. T. The Origin of the Book of Mormon, Examined in its Relation to Spaulding’s Manuscript Found. Salt Lake City, 1901.

Smith, Joseph, Jr. Articles of Faith. [18—]. The Book of Abraham. Translated by Joseph Smith from Papyrus found in the Catacombs of Egypt. Liverpool, 1851. Book of Commandments, for the Government of the Church of Christ. Organized according to law on the 6th of April, 1830. pp. 160. Zion, Jackson County, Missouri, 1833. The Book of Mormon: An Account written by the Hand of Mormon, upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi, by Joseph Smith, Junior, author and proprietor. Palmyra, N. Y., 1830. 2d ed., Kirtland, Ohio, 1837. 3d ed., revised, Nauvoo, 1840. Liverpool, 1841. 4th American and 2d stereotyped ed., revised, Nauvoo, Ill., 1842. 25th ed., Lamoni, Ia., 1901. Book of Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter-day Saints, compiled by Joseph Smith, Junior. Kirtland, O., 1835. various eds. Correspondence with Col. John Wentworth, of Ill., Gen. James Arlington Bennett, of Arlington House, Loud Island, and John C. Calhoun, etc. 1844. History of Joseph Smith, Jr., (supplement to Millennial Star, volume xiv.) Liverpool, 1852. The Pearl of Great Price: Being a Choice Selection from the Revelations, Translations, and Narratives of Joseph Smith, First Prophet, and Revelator to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Liverpool, 1851. The Holy Scriptures, translated and corrected by the Spirit of Revelation. Plano, Ill., 1867. Selection from the Revelations, Translations, and Narratives of. Salt Lake City, n. d. Views of the Powers and Policy of the Government of the United States. Pittsburg, 1844. Visions of Joseph Smith the Seer; Discoveries of Ancient American Records and Relics. Plano, 1900. Voice of Truth, containing Gen. Joseph Smith’s correspondence with Gen. A. Bennett, Appeal to Green Mountain Boys, with J. C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, etc., Nauvoo, Ill., 1844. The Writings of Joseph Smith, the Seer. Martyred June 27, 1844. York, Neb., 1889. Report of Trial of Joseph Smith … for high treason and other crimes against the State of Missouri. Senate Document, Feb. 15, 1841.

Smith, Joseph, 3d, Reply to Orson Pratt, by Joseph Smith, President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Plano, [18—].

Smith, Joseph, 3d, and Herman C. History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lamoni, Ia., 1901.

Smith, Joseph and Taylor, J. Items of Church History, Covenant, etc., Salt Lake City, 1886.

Smith, Lucy. Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith and his Progenitors for many Generations. Liverpool, 1853. Plano, Ill., 1880.

Times and Seasons, The. Containing a Compendium of Intelligence pertaining to the Upbuilding of the Kingdom of God and the Signs of the Times, together with a great Variety of useful Information, in regard to the Doctrines History, Principles, Persecutions, Deliverances, and Onward Progress of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Vols. i–vi. Commerce, Ill. [i.e., Nauvoo], and Nauvoo, Nov., 1839, to Nov. 1, 1845.

Webb, Robert C. The Real Mormonism. 1916.

Young, Brigham. Life. Salt Lake City, 1893.

Anti-Mormon Works

Busch, D. Die Mormonen, Ihr Prophet, Ihr Staat, und Ihr Glaube. Leipzig, 1855.

Callahan, D. A. A Catalogue of Books, chiefly on Mormonism. Salt Lake City [1899?].

Ferris, B. G. Utah and the Mormons. 1854.

Gregg, Thomas. The Prophet of Palmyra. 1890.

Gunnison, J. W. The Mormons. Philadelphia, 1857.

Hickman, William A. Brigham’s Destroying Angel. 1872.

Howe, E. D. Mormonism Unveiled. Painesville, O., 1834.

Kennedy, J. H. Early Days of Mormonism. 1888.

Kidder, Daniel P. Mormonism and the Mormons. 1842.

Lee, John D. Mormonism Unveiled. St. Louis, 1892.

Meyer, Eduard. Ursprung und Geschichte der Mormonen. Mit Exkursen ueber die Anfaenge des Islams und des Christentums. Halle, 1912.

Linn, W. A. The Story of the Mormons. From the Date of their Origin to the Year 1901. 1902.

Reynolds, George. The Myth of the Manuscript Found. Salt Lake City, 1884.

Riley, Woodbridge. The Founder of Mormonism. A Psychological Study of Joseph Smith, Jr. 1902. Enlarged ed., London, 1903.

Tucker, Pomeroy. Origin, Rise, and Progress of Mormonism. 1867.

Winchester, B. Origin of the Spaulding Story: Concerning the Manuscript Found. Philadelphia, 1840.


Eddy, Mary Baker Glover. The Science of Man, by which the Sick are Healed. Embracing Questions and Answers in Moral Science arranged for the Learner. Boston, 1876. [Copyright 1870]. Scientific Treatise on Mortality, As Taught by Mrs. M. B. Glover. Manuscript. Lynn (Mass.), 1870–1872.

Science and Health. [Eight chapters: Natural Science, Imposition and Demonstration, Spirit and Matter, Creation, Prayer and Atonement, Marriage, Physiology, Healing the Sick]. Boston, 1875. 3d ed., Boston, 1881 [contains Chapter xii, Demonology, omitted in later editions upon advice of Mrs. Eddy’s literary adviser, the Rev. James H. Wiggin]. Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures. 4th ed., Boston, 1886, has chapter Apocalypse. German and French translations, Boston, 1918. Concordance to Science and Health. Boston, 1918.

Christian Science versus Pantheism. Boston, 1898. Unity of Good. Boston, 1898. Miscellaneous Writings. Boston, 1899. Retrospection and Introspection. A Biographical Sketch of the Author. Boston, 1899. Pulpit and Press. Concord, N. H., 1900. 8th ed. Christian Healing and Other Writings. Boston, 1909. 43d ed. No and Yes. Boston, 1909. 73d ed. Christ and Christmas. An Illustrated Poem. Boston, 1918. The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany. [Articles published in the Christian Science Journal and Christian Science Sentinel subsequent to the Compilation of Miscellaneous Writings]. Boston, 1918. Church Manual. Containing the By-laws of the Mother Church. Boston, 1918. Message to the Mother Church, June, 1900; June, 1901, June, 1902. Boston, 1918. Poems. Boston, 1918. Rudimental Divine Science. Boston, n. d. Concordance to Mrs. Eddy’s Published Writings other than Science and Health. Boston, 1918.

Christian Science Periodicals (authorized)

The Christian Science Journal (Monthly). Boston, 1883– . The Christian Science Monitor (daily). Boston, 1908– . The Christian Science Quarterly. Boston, 1890– . Christian Science Sentinel (weekly). Boston, 1898– . Der Herold der Christian Science. Boston, 1903 —. Le Héraut de Christian Science. Boston, 1918– . Christian Science Pamphlets. [By Bell, Buskirk, Chadwick, Cook, Dixon, Dooly, Eaton, Fluno, Gross, Hering, Kimball, Knapp, McCracken, McKenzie, Merritt, Rathvon, Smith, Strickler, Young]. Boston, 1918.

Biography and Criticism (authorized)

Armstrong, Joseph. The Mother Church. Boston, 1918.

Hanna, Septimus J. Christian Science Discovery. Boston, 1899.

Norton, Carol. The Christian Science Movement. 1899.

O’Brien, Mrs. Sibyl Wilbur. The Life of Mary Baker Eddy. 1908.

History and Criticism (unauthorized)

Bates, J. H. Christian Science and its Problems. 1898.

Bradish, N. C. The Metaphysical Implications of Christian Science. Madison, Wis., 1917.

Burrell, J. D. A New Appraisal of Christian Science. 1906.

Clemens, S. L. Christian Science, with Notes containing Corrections to Date. 1907.

Dresser, A. G. The Philosophy of P. P. Quimby. Boston, 1899. Voices of Freedom. Boston, 1899.

Dresser, H. W. History of the New-Thought Movement. 1919.

Dresser, J. A. The True History of Christian Science. Boston, 1899.

Farnsworth, E. C. The Sophistries of Christian Science. Portland, Me. 1909.

Hoffman, F. S. Psychology and Common Life. 1903. pp. 187–206.

Jastrow, Joseph. Fact and Fable in Psychology. Boston, 1900. pp. 26–33. The Psychology of Conviction. Boston, 1918. [Chapter VII, Malicious Animal Magnetism].

Milmine, Georgine. The Life of Mary Baker G. Eddy, and the History of Christian Science. 1909.

Podmore, Frank. Mesmerism and Christian Science. Philadelphia, 1909.

Powell, L. P. Christian Science, the Faith and its Founder. 1907.

Riley, Woodbridge. Mental Healing in America. American Journal of Insanity, vol. 66, no. 3. The Personal Sources of Christian Science. Psychological Review, vol. X, 593–614.

Snowden, J. H. The Truth about Christian Science. 1920.

Stetson, Mrs. Augusta Emma (Simmons). Reminiscences, Sermons, and Correspondence. 1913.

Vital Issues in Christian Science. New York City Christian Science Institute. 1914.

Wilbur, Sibyl. The Life of Mary Baker Eddy. Boston [1918?].