Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

which are to come; and also, that you might  be honored of laying the foundation, and of  bearing record of the land upon which the Zi on of God shall stand; and also, that a feast of  fat things might be prepared for the poor; yea,  a feast of fat things, of wine on the lees well  refined, that the earth may know that the  mouths of the prophets shall not fail; yea, a  supper of the house of the Lord, well prepared  unto which all nations shall be invited. First ly the rich and the learned, the wise and the  noble; and after that cometh the day of my  power: then shall the poor, the lame and the  blind, and the deaf, come in unto the marriage  of the Lamb, and partake of the supper of the  Lord, prepared for the great day to come.—  Behold I the Lord have spoken it.
4 And that the testimony might go forth  from Zion; yea, from the mouth of the city of  the heritage of God: yea, for this cause I have  sent you hither; and have selected my servant  Edward Partridge and have appointed unto  him his mission in this land: but if he repent  not of his sins, which are unbelief and blind ness of heart, let him take heed lest he fall.—  Behold his mission is given unto him and it  shall not be given again. And whoso standeth  in his mission, is appointed to be a judge in Is rael, like as it was in ancient days, to divide  the lands of the heritage of God unto his chil dren; and to judge his people by the testimo ny of the just, and by the assistance of his  councillors, according to the laws of the king dom which are given by the prophets of God: [p. 195]
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.