Basic to the study of the history and philosophy of any religion are the books produced by that faith during its formative years. Especially is this true of Mormonism, for the printing press played a vital part in the Church's progress as well as its reversals. Mormonism literally commenced with a book. By means of the press its claims were advertised and its message spread, and twice during the first decade its adherents were driven from their homes in part because of what they had put in print.
This comprehensive bibliography documents fifty-one Church-related publications. Full descriptions of the appearance and content of each piece are included, along with illuminating background information. The range of this bibliography extends from scripture to newspapers to broadsheets.