Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

not: behold the wounds which pierced my  side, and also the prints of the nails in my  hands and feet: be faithful; keep my com mandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom  of heaven: Amen.

Revelation, July 1830–A [D&C 24]

Revelation given to Joseph Smith, jr. and Ol iver Cowdery, July, 1830.
1 Behold thou wast called and chosen to  write the book of Mormon, and to my minis try; and I have lifted thee up out of thy af flictions, and have counciled thee, that thou  hast been delivered from all thine enemies,  and thou hast been delivered from the powers  of satan, and from darkness! Nevertheless,  thou art not excusable in thy transgressions;  nevertheless go thy way and sin no more.
2 Magnify thine office; and after thou hast  sowed thy fields and secured them, go speed ily unto the church which is in Colesville, Fay ette and Manchester, and they shall support  thee; and I will bless them both spiritually and  temporally; but if they receive thee not, I will  send upon them a cursing instead of a bless ing.
3 And thou shalt continue in calling upon  God in my name, and writing the things which  shall be given thee by the Comforter, and ex pounding all scriptures unto the church, and it  shall be given thee in the very moment, what  thou shalt speak and write; and they shall [p. 150]
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.