Book of Abraham Facsimile Printing Plates (1842)

    This lead plate was engraved by Reuben Hedlock as part of the printing of the book of Abraham in the Church’s newspaper the Times and Seasons. Joseph Smith worked on the translation off and on between the summer of 1835 and the spring of 1842. All five chapters of the book of Abraham, along with three illustrations (now known as Facsimiles 1, 2, and 3), were published between March and May 1842.

    Plate 2

    Plate 3