Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

hear it, or I will send unto them a cursing in stead of a blessing.
4 For thou shalt devote all thy service in  Zion. And in this thou shalt have strength.  Be patient in afflictions, for thou shalt have  many: but endure them, for lo, I am with you,  even unto the end of thy days. And in tem poral labors thou shalt not have strength, for  this is not thy calling. Attend to thy calling  and thou shalt have wherewith to magnify thine  office, and to expound all scriptures. And  continue in laying on of the hands, and con firming the churches.
5 And thy brother Oliver shall continue in  bearing my name before the world; and also  to the church. And he shall not suppose that  he can say enough in my cause; and lo I am  with him to the end. In me he shall have  glory, and not of himself, whether in weak ness or in strength, whether in bonds or free:  And at all times and in all places, he shall open  his mouth and declare my gospel as with the  voice of a trump, both day and night. And I  will give unto him strength such as is not  known among men.
6 Require not miracles, except I shall com mand you; except casting out devils; healing  the sick; and against poisonous serpents; and  against deadly poisons; and these things ye  shall not do, exccept it be required of you, by  them who desire it, that the scriptures might  be fulfilled, for ye shall do according to that  which is written. And in whatsoever place  ye shall enter, and they receive you not, in my  name, ye shall leave a cursing instead of a [p. 151]
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.