Concerning the setting of the type for the title page, Mr. Gilbert has written:

           In the forepart of June 1829, Mr. E. B. Grandin, the printer of the "Wayne Sentinel," came to me and said he wanted I should assist him in . . . printing 5000 copies of a book. . . . Hyrum Smith brought the first installment of manuscript, of 24 pages, closely written on comon folscap paper. . . . The title page was first set up, and after proof was read and corrected, several copies were printed. (Wilford C. Wood, Joseph Smith Begins His Work, Introductory section (Salt Lake City: Wilford C. Wood, 1958.)