Robert Messick – Why Various Printings and Editions of the Book of Mormon?
To contact Robert, email him at:
Robert Messick Collector of Copies of the Book of Mormon and other Books
Presentation April 2021: A Brief Timeline of Book of Mormon Printings and Editions
Main points of the presentation:
Highlights for what it took for Joseph Smith to print the 1830 Book of Mormon
The background on the 1837 Kirtland and 1840 Nauvoo Editions
Brigham Young’s role in printing the Book of Mormon
The background of Orson Pratt’s versing system that’s still used today
The RLDS editions and how they came to be
How church history has affected Book of Mormon Printing
Why 3rd Party editions (IE, the Annotated Book of Mormon) are valuable study resources
How the original and printers manuscripts have influenced the printing of even modern editions
Robert Messick is the creator of the YouTube Channel, “Book of Mormon Editions” which showcases various printings of the Book of Mormon and the history and stories behind them. He is a collector of books, both old and new and loves sharing what he knows of unique and special editions. His love for the Book of Mormon has increased from this project as he’s had to delve into why and how various editions were printed. This has included an admiration for Salt Lake, other denominations and third party printings. He first started collecting copies of the Book of Mormon to fill a bookshelf for a home and it has grown into a passion for helping others become aware of the legacy and influence the Book of Mormon has had over the years. Robert is a family man and lives in Arizona.