Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

the tares that they may be burned: and behold  the enemy is combined.
4 And now I show unto you a mystery, a  thing which is had in secret chambers, to bring  to pass even your destruction, in process of  time, and ye knew it not, but now I tell it un to you, and ye are blessed, not because of your  iniquity, neither your hearts of unbelief, for  verily some of you are guilty before me; but  I will be merciful unto your weakness. There fore, be ye strong from henceforth; fear not  for the kingdom is yours: and for your salva tion I give unto you a commandment, for I  have heard your prayers, and the poor have  complained before me, and the rich have I  made, and all flesh is mine, and I am no re specter of persons. And I have made the  earth rich, and behold it is my footstool:— wherefore, again I will stand upon it: and I  hold forth and deign to give unto you greater  riches, even a land of promise; a land flowing  with milk and honey, upon which there shall  be no curse when the Lord cometh: and I  will give it unto you for the land of your in heritance, if you seek it with all your hearts:  and this shall be my covenant with you, ye  shall have it for the land of your inheritance,  and for the inheritance of your children for ever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall  possess it again in eternity, no more to pass  away.
5 But verily I say unto you, that, in time,  ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be  your king and watch over you. Wherefore,  hear my voice and follow me, and you shall [p. 163]
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.