Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

come the sons of God, even one in me as I am  in the Father, as the father is one in me, that  we may be one.
2 Behold, verily, verily I say unto my ser vant Sidney, I have looked upon thee and thy  works. I have heard thy prayers and pre pared thee for a greater work. Thou art  blessed, for thou shalt do great things. Be hold thou wast sent forth even as John, to  prepare the way before me, and before Elijah  which should come, and thou knew it not.  Thou did baptize by water unto repentance,  but they received not the Holy Ghost; but now  I give unto thee a commandment, that thou  shalt baptize by water, and they shall receive  the Holy Ghost by the laying on of the hands,  even as the apostles of old.
3 And it shall come to pass, that there shall  be a great work in the land even among the  Gentiles, for their folly and their abominations  shall be made manifest, in the eyes of all peo ple: for I am God, and mine arm is not short ened, and I will show miracles, signs and won ders, unto all those who believe on my name.  And whoso shall ask it in my name, in faith,  they shall cast out devils; they shall heal the  sick; they shall cause the blind to receive their  sight, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb to  speak, and the lame to walk: and the time  speedily cometh that great things are to be  shown forth unto the children of men: but  without faith shall not any thing be shown  forth except desolations upon Babylon, the  same which has made all nations drink of the  wine of the wrath of her fornication. And [p. 159]
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.