The Wonders of Nature and Providence Displayed


This antique hardcover first edition is bound in brown leather boards, with gilt bands on the spine and gilt lettering on a red leather label. Some foxing; leather somewhat worn, and dry in spots. Priest's controversial work is believed by some scholars to have provided inspiration for parts of the Book of Mormon. Priest offers a catalogue of nature's "wonders," including animals real and imagined, as well as some of the more extraordinary works and abilities of man, all in an aim to show the ways in which God continues to exert his influence on the world. 600 pages; approx. 6"x8".



  • The Wonders of Nature and Providence Displayed
  • Josiah Priest
  • Self published, 1825