Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Revelation, 27–28 December 1832 and 3 January 1833 [D&C 88]

Revelation given December 27, 1832.
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you, who  have assembled yourselves together to re ceive his will concerning you. Behold, this  is pleasing unto your Lord, and the angels re joice over you; the alms of your prayers have  come up into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth,  and are recorded in the book of the names of  the sanctified: even them of the celestial world.  Wherefore, I now send upon you another  comforter; even upon you my friends, that it  may abide in your hearts, even the Holy Spir it of promise; which other comforter is the  same that I promised unto my disciples, as is  recorded in the testimony of John.
2 This comforter is the promise which I  give unto you of eternal life; even the glory  of the celestial kingdom: which glory is that of  the church of the first born; even of God the  holiest of all, through Jesus Christ his Son:— he that ascended up on high; as also he de scended below all things; in that he compre hended all things, that he might be in all, and  through all things; the light of truth; which  truth shineth. This is the light of Christ.  As also he is in the sun, and the light of the  sun, and the power thereof by which it was  made. As also he is in the moon, and is the  light of the moon, and the power thereof by  which it was made. As also the light of the  stars, and the power thereof by which they  were made. And the earth also, and the [p. 130]
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.