Bound in brown small pebbled leather with gilt title on spine. Gilt stamped open arebesque on covers with blind double ruled border. Gilt stamped design on spine with raised bands. Gilt edging and gilt inner dentelle over reddish/brown coated end papers.
In comparison with other editions Hymn 16 was used. 1871 edition has two verses printed on page 21. Signature mark 'C' on bottom of page. Page  is the Index to first lines. An ornate line is used to divide title from the index.
Preface to the fourteen edition signed: George Q. Cannon.
First edition published in Utah.