Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

2 But behold, in the last days, even now  while the Lord is beginning to bring forth the  word, and the blade is springing up and is yet  tender, behold, verily I say unto you, the an gels are crying unto the Lord day and night,  who are ready and waiting to be sent forth to  reap down the fields: but the Lord saith unto  them, pluck not up the tares while the blade  is yet tender: (for verily your faith is weak,)  lest you destroy the wheat also: Therefore  let the wheat and the tares grow together un til the harvest is fully ripe, then ye shall first  gather out the wheat from among the tares,  and after the gathering of the wheat, behold  and lo! the tares are bound in bundles, and  the field remaineth to be burned.
3 Therefore, thus saith the Lord unto you,  with whom the priesthood hath continued  through the lineage of your fathers, for ye are  lawful heirs, according to the flesh, and have  been hid from the world with Christ in God:—  therefore your life and the priesthood hath re mained and must needs remain through you and  your lineage, until the restoration of all things  spoken by the mouths of all the holy proph ets since the world began.
4 Therefore, blessed are ye if ye continue  in my goodness, a light unto the Gentiles, and  through this priesthood, a savor unto my peo ple Israel; The Lord hath said it, Amen. [p. 129]
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.