Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

vant Joseph faithfully in whatsoever difficult  circumstances he may be, for the word’s sake.  Admonish him in his faults and also receive  admonition of him. Be patient; be sober; be  temperate: have patience, faith, hope and  charity.
9 Behold thou art Oliver, and I have spoken  unto thee because of thy desires; therefore,  treasure up these words in thy heart. Be  faithful and diligent in keeping the command ments of God, and I will encircle thee in the  arms of my love.
10 Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of  God. I am the same that came unto my own  and my own received me not. I am the light  which shineth in darkness, and the darkness  comprehendeth it not.
11 Verily, verily I say unto you, if you de sire a further witness, cast your mind upon the  night that you cried unto me in your heart,  that you might know concerning the truth of  these things; did I not speak peace to your  mind concerning the matter? What greater  witness can you have than from God? And  now, behold you have received a witness, for  if I have told you things which no man know eth, have you not received a witness? And  behold I grant unto you a gift, if you desire of  me, to translate even as my servant Joseph.
12 Verily, verily I say unto you, that there  are records which contain much of my gospel,  which have been kept back because of the  wickedness of the people; and now I com mand you, that if you have good desires, a de sire to lay up treasures for yourself in heav [p. 148]
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.