Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

ing accusation, that ye be not overcome; nei ther with boasting, nor rejoicing, lest you be  seized therewith: he that receiveth of God, let  him account it of God, and let him rejoice that  he is accounted of God worthy to receive, and  by giving heed and doing these things which  ye have received, and which ye shall hereafter  receive: and the kingdom is given you of the  Father, and power to overcome all things,  which is not ordained of him: and behold,  verily I say unto you, blessed are you who are  now hearing these words of mine from the  mouth of my servant, for your sins are for given you.
8 Let my servant Joseph Wakefield, in  whom I am well pleased, and my servant Par ley P. Pratt, go forth among the churches and  strengthen them by the word of exhortation;  and also my servant John Corrill, or as many  of my servants as are ordained unto this office,  and let them labor in the vineyard; and let no  man hinder them of doing that which I have  appointed unto them: wherefore in this thing  my servant Edward Partridge, is not justified,  nevertheless let him repent and he shall be  forgiven. Behold ye are little children, and  ye cannot bear all things now; ye must grow  in grace and in the knowledge of the truth.  Fear not, little children, for you are mine, and  I have overcome the world, and you are of  them that my Father hath given me; and  none of them that my Father hath given me  shall be lost: and the Father and I are one: I  am in the Father and the Father in me: and  inasmuch as ye have received me, ye are in [p. 193]
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.