The Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon: Part One

1 Nephi 1–Alma 17

Volume Two of Royal Skousen’s Book of Mormon Critical Text Project focuses on the printer’s manuscript.

The original manuscript of the Book of Mormon was copied to a printer’s manuscript in order to prepare it for publication. Only 28 percent of the original manuscript has survived, but the handwritten printer’s manuscript is virtually 100 percent extant. Volume two presents an exact typographic reproduction of the printer’s manuscript is presented in two parts. Volume two also includes color and ultraviolet photographs of select parts of the manuscripts (including what is considered the oldest existing sample of Joseph Smith’s handwriting) and a history and physical description of the manuscripts.

About the Author

Royal Skousen

Royal Skousen (Ph.D. in linguistics, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana) is Professor of Linguistics at Brigham Young University. He has also taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Texas, the University of California at San Diego, and the University of Tampere in Finland as a Fulbright lecturer. In 2001 he was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute in the Netherlands, working on quantum computing and analogical modeling.

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