Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

the terror of the Lord also shall be there, inso much that the wicked will not come unto it:  and it shall be called Zion.
13 And it shall come to pass, among the  wicked, that every man that will not take his  sword against his neighbor, must needs flee un to Zion for safety. And there shall be gather ed unto it out of every nation under heaven:  and it shall be the only people that shall not be  at war one with another. And it shall be said  among the wicked, Let us not go up to battle  against Zion, for the inhabitants of Zion are  terrible. Wherefore we cannot stand.
14 And it shall come to pass that the righte ous shall be gathered out from among all na tions, and shall come to Zion singing, with songs  of everlasting joy.
15 And now I say unto you, keep these  things from going abroad unto the world, until  it is expedient in me, that ye may accomplish  this work in the eyes of the people, and in the  eyes of your enemies, that they may not know  your works until ye have accomplished the  thing which I have commanded you: that  when they shall know it, that they may con sider these things, for when the Lord shall ap pear he shall be terrible unto them, that fear  may seize upon them, and they shall stand  afar off and tremble: and all nations shall be  afraid because of the terror of the Lord, and  the power of his might; even so: Amen. [p. 186]
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.