Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

ber to sin no more, lest perils shall come upon  you.
2 Verily I say unto you, that ye are chosen  out of the world to declare my gospel with the  sound of rejoicing, as with the voice of a trump:  lift up your hearts and be glad for I am in  your midst, and am your advocate with the  Father; and it is his good will to give you the  kingdom; and as it is written, Whatsoever  ye shall ask in faith, being united in prayer ac cording to my command, ye shall receive; and  ye are called to bring to pass the gathering of  mine elect, for mine elect hear my voice and  harden not their hearts: wherefore the decree  hath gone forth from the Father, that they  shall be gathered in unto one place, upon the  face of this land, to prepare their hearts, and  be prepared in all things, against the day when  tribulation and desolation are sent forth upon  the wicked: for the hour is nigh, and the day  soon at hand, when the earth is ripe: and all  the proud, and they that do wickedly, shall be  as stubble, and I will burn them up, saith the  Lord of hosts, that wickedness shall not be up on the earth: for the hour is nigh, and that  which was spoken by mine apostles must be  fulfilled; for as they spoke so shall it come to  pass; for I will reveal myself from heaven with  power and great glory, with all the hosts there of, and dwell in righteousness with men on  earth a thousand years, and the wicked shall  not stand.
3 And again, verily, verily I say unto you,  and it hath gone forth in a firm decree, by the  will of the Father, that mine apostles, the [p. 153]
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.