In the Summer of 2017, more than 100 volunteers labored collectively as equals to recreate the 1840 Historic Edition of the Book of Mormon. It is now available here on this website.
The development of the Historic Edition of the 1840 edition of the Book of Mormon included the following steps:
Two volunteers independently compared an electronic transcript against the facsimiles (photos) of an original 1840 edition of the Book of Mormon.
If any discrepancies were identified between the electronic copy and the facsimiles, the volunteers were asked to correct the electronic copy so that it matched the facsimiles.
The corrected electronic copies from the two volunteers were then compared.
A team of two volunteers then reviewed discrepancies between the two corrected electronic copies of the 1840 edition of the Book of Mormon.
Discrepancies between the two corrected electronic copies were reconciled by checking against the facsimiles in order to create a single clean electronic version.
A new team of about 35 volunteers then compared a printed copy of the clean electronic version with the facsimiles.
Any remaining edits were incorporated into the clean electronic version.
Two couples then reviewed the clean electronic version against the facsimiles by having one person read out loud from the facsimiles while the second person checked spelling, punctuation, unique spellings, etc. on the printed copy of the clean electronic version.
Edits were incorporated into the clean electronic version to arrive at a final master copy of the Historic Edition of the 1840 Book of Mormon.