Its first editor was May Anderson, who went on to become the second general president of the Primary organization of the LDS Church. The Children's Friend ceased publication in 1970 and was replaced with The Friend, which was first.
This is an extremely rare complete leather bound hardcover collection of all 12 monthly periodicals from January 1902 to December 1902. There are several of the pages throughout (perhaps 25) that have a small amount of pencil writing or underlining - I have not seen any pen writing anywhere within. There is a missing endpaper in the front of the book which was placed there when bound and is not part of the magazines (see photos) The binding is overall tight, but there are 4 pages that have started to come free from the binding on the bottom portion of the page - all others are secure. The leather cover is worn as also can be seen in my photos. The item "1902 Childrens Friend Vol.1 COMPLETE Mormon LDS Leather Primary Magazine RARE" is in sale since Tuesday, January 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "1-highbidder" and is located in Orem, Utah. This item can be shipped worldwide.