LDS Man Shares Peek into Impressive Collection of Rare Bibles, Copies of the Book of Mormon

You could call him the Bible detective.

Reid Moon has spent the better part of the last quarter century tracking down rare books from around the globe, amassing an impressive collection of old Bibles, important historical books and artifacts. He has crisscrossed the world logging more than a million miles in pursuit of these gems, which span the last six centuries and are valued at a king’s ransom.

He has several first edition copies of the Book of Mormon printed in 1830 by E.B. Grandin, a first edition King James Bible from 1611, Brigham Young’s 1854 copy of the Doctrine and Covenants and much more.

There’s a tiny “thumb” Bible, about two inches tall, that belonged to Joseph Smith, who inscribed the front and back cover.

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