Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

6 Wherefore, he that preacheth and he that  receiveth, understandeth one another, and  both are edified and rejoice together; and that  which doth not edify, is not of God, and is  darkness: that which is of God is light, and he  that receiveth light and continueth in God, re ceiveth more light, and that light groweth  brighter and brighter, until the perfect day.  And again, verily I say unto you, and I say it  that you may know the truth, that you may  chase darkness from among you, for he that is  ordained of God and sent forth, the same is ap pointed to be the greatest, notwithstanding he  is least, and the servant of all: wherefore he  is possessor of all things, for all things are sub ject unto him, both in heaven and on the earth,  the life, and the light, the spirit and the power,  sent forth by the will of the Father, through  Jesus Christ, his son; but no man is possessor  of all things, except he be purified and cleans ed from all sin, and if ye are purified and cleans ed from all sin, ye shall ask whatsoever you  will in the name of Jesus, and it shall be done:  but know this, it shall be given you what you  shall ask, and as ye are appointed to the head,  the spirits shall be subject unto you:
7 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that if  you behold a spirit manifested that you cannot  understand, and you receive not that spirit, ye  shall ask of the Father in the name of Jesus,  and if he give not unto you that spirit, that you  may know that it is not of God: and it shall  be given unto you power over that spirit, and  you shall proclaim against that spirit with a  loud voice, that it is not of God; not with rail [p. 192]
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.