Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

hands, to prepare and accomplish the things  which I have commanded. And let your  preaching be the warning voice, every man to  his neighbor, in mildness and in meekness.  And go ye out from among the wicked. Save  yourselves. Be ye clean that bear the ves sels of the Lord: even so: Amen.

Revelation, 9 and 23 February 1831 [D&C 42]

Revelation given February, 1831.
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my church, who  have assembled yourselves together, in my  name, even Jesus Christ the Son of the living  God, the Saviour of the world; inasmuch as  they believe on my name and keep my com mandments; again I say unto you, hearken  and hear and obey the law which I shall give  unto you: for verily I say, as ye have assem bled yourselves together according to the  commandment wherewith I commanded you,  and are agreed as touching this one thing, and  have asked the Father in my name, even so ye  shall receive.
2 Behold, verily I say unto you, I give unto  you this first commandment, that ye shall go  forth in my name, every one of you, excepting  my servants Joseph Smith, jr. and Sidney  Rigdon. And I give unto them a command ment that they shall go forth for a little sea son, and it shall be given by the power of my  Spirit when they shall return: and ye shall go  forth in the power of my Spirit, preaching my  gospel, two by two, in my name, lifting up [p. 166]
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.