The Smith Family bible is on display this week (Aug. 2-4) at Ken Sander's rare books. The 19th Century bible contains a written genealogical history of the family in LDS church founder Joseph Smith Jr.'s own hand. Sanders' argues that the book, which contains in some cases the only source material for certain aspects of the Smith family tree is the "rarest Mormon book."

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And certainly, considering that Joe Smith was THE guy who got all this rolling, having a copy of his Bible on your bookshelf would be quite a conversation piece.

Sanders is asking $1.5 million to own a piece of LDS Church history but you can stop by and take a gander for free, this week only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read an Ensign magazine article that talks about the bible HERE. (Heads up: The Ensign the official church magazine, so it's pretty, well, church-ey).

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