Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

world was made: the same which knoweth all  things, for all things are present before mine  eyes: I am the same which spake and the  world was made, and all things came by me:  I am the same which have taken the Zion of  Enoch into mine own bosom: and verily I say,  even as many as have believed on my name,  for I am Christ, and in mine own name, by the  virtue of the blood which I have spilt, have I  plead before the Father for them: but behold  the residue of the wicked have I kept in chains  of darkness until the judgment of the great  day, which shall come at the end of the earth;  and even so will I cause the wicked to be kept,  that will not hear my voice but harden their  hearts, and wo, wo, wo is their doom.
2 But behold, verily, verily I say unto you,  that mine eyes are upon you: I am in your  midst and ye connot see me, but the day soon  cometh that ye shall see me and know that I  am: for the veil of darkness shall soon be rent,  and he that is not purified shall not abide the  day: wherefore gird up your loins and be pre pared. Behold the kingdom is yours and the  enemy shall not overcome.
3 Verily I say unto you, ye are clean but  not all; and there is none else with whom I  am well pleased, for all flesh is corruptible be fore me, and the powers of darkness prevail  upon the earth, among the children of men, in  the presence of all the hosts of heaven, which  causeth silence to reign, and all eternity is  pained, and the angels are waiting the great  command to reap down the earth, to gather [p. 162]
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.