Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

and also a third part of the hosts of heaven  turned he away from me because of their  agency: and they were thrust down, and thus  became the devil and his angels; and behold,  there is a place prepared for them from the be ginning, which place is hell: and it must needs  be that the devil should tempt the children of  men, or they could not be agents unto them selves, for if they never should have bitter,  they could not know the sweet.
11 Wherefore, it came to pass, that the de vil tempted Adam and he partook the forbid den fruit, and transgressed the commandment,  wherein he became subject to the will of the  devil, because he yielded unto temptation.  Wherefore, I the Lord God caused that he  should be cast out from the garden of Eden,  from my presence, because of his transgres sion; wherein he became spiritually dead:  which is the first death, even that same death,  which is the last death, which is spiritual, which  shall be pronounced upon the wicked when I  shall say, Depart ye cursed.
12 But behold I say unto you, that I, the  Lord God, gave unto Adam and unto his seed,  that they should not die as to the temporal  death, until I, the Lord God, should send forth  angels to declare unto them repentance and  redemption through faith on the name of mine  only begotten Son: and thus did I, the Lord  God, appoint unto man the days of his proba tion; that by his natural death, he might be  raised in immortality unto eternal life, even as  many as would believe, and they that believe [p. 157]
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.