We were at our final Zone Conference Friday :'( and President Seger, counselor in the Mission Presidency, spoke about this book in his talk to us.
It is one of the original 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon, and he owns it. Cool, huh?
I can't believe he let us touch it, hold it, turn it's pages....
See the diamond shaped creases in the middle of the pages?
Those are from the weights that held down the page during the typesetting.
Interestingly, the TESTIMONY OF EIGHT WITNESSES is in the back of the book, not the front.
Also, the book had not yet been sectioned into verses, making it much more difficult (for me) to read.
Thank you Joseph Smith Jr., for being courageous and unashamed in restoring the True Gospel to the earth!
I LOVE THE BOOK OF MORMON. IT IS TRUE AND IT IS PERFECT.