Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

it is expedient, that every man who goes  forth to proclaim mine everlasting gospel, that  inasmuch as they have families and receive  moneys by gift, that they should send it unto  them, or make use of it for their benefit, as the  Lord shall direct them, for thus it seemeth me  good. And let all those who have not fami lies, who receive moneys, send it up unto the  bishop in Zion, or unto the bishop in Ohio,  that it may be consecrated for the bringing  forth of the revelations and the printing there of, and for establishing Zion.
19 And if any man shall give unto any of  you a coat, or a suit, take the old and cast it  unto the poor, and go your way rejoicing.  And if any man among you be strong in the  Spirit, let him take with him he that is weak,  that he may be edified in all meekness, that he  may become strong also.
20 Therefore, take with you those who  are ordained unto the lesser priesthood, and  send them before you to make appointments,  and to prepare the way, and to fill appoint ments that you yourselves are not able to fill.  Behold this is the way that mine apostles, in  ancient days, built up my church unto me.
21 Therefore let every man stand in his  own office, and labour in his own calling; and  let not the head say unto the feet, it hath no  need of the feet, for without the feet how  shall the body be able to stand? also the body  hath need of every member, that all may be  edified together, that the system may be kept  perfect. [p. 121]
The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God. By Joseph Smith, President of Said Church. 2nd ed. Nauvoo, IL: John Taylor, 1844; 3–448; includes typeset signature marks and copyright notice. The copy presented herein is held at CHL; includes marginalia and archival markings.
All but the final gathering of this book was printed in octodecimo format on thirteen sheets that were cut and folded into thirteen gatherings of eighteen leaves (thirty-six pages) each. The final gathering comprises eight leaves (sixteen pages). The text block measures 5⅞ × 3⅝ inches (15 × 9 cm).
The copy of the book presented herein is in a presentation binding of red sheepskin with gilt edges. The volume measures 6 × 3⅞ × 1 inches (15 × 10 × 3 cm). The spine is stamped with gilt ornamental panels and “Doctrine | and | Covenants” and “J. Glenn.” in gilt. The front and back pastedowns, the front flyleaf, and the back flyleaf are single-sided marbled leaves featuring a shell pattern with brown body and veins of red and white. In this copy, the first leaf of the first gathering, which is blank in other extant copies, is missing. The verso of the front flyleaf has two inscriptions, the first in graphite and the second in ink: “RN 69025 | Vault | Book Area | M223.1 | D632 | 1844” and “Jane Glenn | from her friend | Leonora Taylor | Nauvoo Oct 27th | 1844”. The handwriting of the first inscription is unknown; Leonora Taylor inscribed the second.
As the aforementioned ink inscription indicates, Leonora Taylor, wife of early church leader and printer John Taylor, presented this book to Jane Glenn. The book came into the possession of the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints circa 1983.