[Plano, Illinois: 1860-1875]. 25 pamphlets, each with caption title. These include pamphlets numbered 2-3, 5-12, 14-18, 20, 22-28, above the caption title; and two unnumbered pamphlets: TRIAL OF THE WITNESSES TO THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS, A LEGAL ARGUMENT [Plano: Printed at the True Latter Day Saints' Herald Office. 1860's?], and BRIGHAMISM: ITS PROMISES AND THEIR FAILURES. [Plano: Printed at the True Latter Day Saints' Herald Steam and Book Office. 1869]. Bound in stiff contemporary paper wrappers [light wear, front free endpaper missing], with 'Tracts' stamped in gilt on front cover. Scattered foxing, Very Good.
Twenty-five pamphlets, many of them extremely scarce, from the Reorganized Church, founded in 1860 in Illinois. Its separation from the Latter Day Saints movement occurred in the schism of 1844, after the murder of Joseph Smith and the ensuing dispute over the succession. The pamphlets reflect the doctrines of the Reorganized Church and its early history. Certain pamphlets demonstrate rivalry with the Mormons, e.g., Nos. 12 and 16, denouncing polygamy and Brighamism, calling Brigham Young a profligate materialist and sensualist who is now "worth millions, and has expended vast sums yearly in maintaining large numbers of wives and children." Details on request. Item #22775