Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

power thereof; even the earth upon which  you stand.
3 And the light which now shineth, which  giveth you light, is through him who enlighten eth your eyes, which is the same light that  quickeneth your understandings; which light  proceedeth forth from the presence of God, to  fill the immensity of space. The light which  is in all things; which giveth life to all things;  which is the law by which all things are go verned: even the power of God who sitteth  upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eter nity, who is in the midst of all things.
4 Now, verily I say unto you, that through  the redemption which is made for you, is  brought to pass the resurrection from the dead.  And the spirit and the body is the soul of man.  And the resurrection from the dead is the re demption of the soul: and the redemption of  the soul is through him who quickeneth all  things, in whose bosom it is decreed, that the  poor and the meek of the earth shall inherit it.  Therefore it must needs be sanctified from all  unrighteousness, that it may be prepared for  the celestial glory; for after it hath filled the  measure of its creation, it shall be crowned  with glory, even with the presence of God the  Father; that bodies who are of the celestial  kingdom may possess it forever and ever; for,  for this intent was it made and created; and  for this intent are they sanctified.
5 And they who are not sanctified through  the law which I have give[n] unto you; even the  law of Christ, must inherit another kingdom,  even that of a terrestrial kingdom, or that of a [p. 131]
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.