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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:59 am | Updated: 2:50 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church historians are set to release the second book in a 30-volume documentary series that chronicles the life and work of the faith's founder.

"The Joseph Smith Papers: Revelations and Translations" is the first of two volumes documenting the manuscripts of Smith's revelations that shaped the doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church historian Elder Marlin K. Jensen will present the first copy of the book to Elder Russell M. Nelson, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles during a 10 a.m. ceremony Tuesday, just before its release to the public.

The series is said to be the most comprehensive collection of Smith's writings. It's being published by the Church Historian's Press, a church-owned imprint.

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