Hugh Nibley. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2009. Hardbound, 9 ¼ x 6 ¼”, 670pgs. ISBN: 9781606410547
An Approach to the Book of Abraham, volume 18 in the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, includes Nibley’s early work on the Book of Abraham and the Joseph Smith Papyri. The volume contains diverse essays, including his three-year series of lengthy articles from the Improvement Era, “A New Look at the Pearl of Great Price.” Produced at a breathtaking pace and originally published in a wide variety of places, Nibley’s work still remains basic reading for anyone interested in the Book of Abraham.
According to Nibley, “Until now, no one has done much more than play around with the bedizening treasury of the Pearl of Great Price. They would not, we could not make of the Book of Abraham an object of serious study. The time has come to change all that.