Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

ance upon the earth, when the day of trans figuration shall come; when the earth shall be  tranfigured, even according to the pattern  which was shown unto mine apostles upon the  mount: of which account the fulness ye have  not yet received.
7 And now, verily I say unto you, that as I  said that I would make known my will unto  you, behold I will make it known unto you,  not by the way of commandment, for there are  many who observe not to keep my command ments, but unto him that keepeth my command ments, I will give the mysteries of my kingdom,  and the same shall be in him a well of living  water, springing up unto everlasting life.
8 And now, behold this is the will of the  Lord your God concerning his saints, that they  should assemble themselves together unto the  land of Zion, not in haste, lest there should be  confusion, which bringeth pestilence. Behold  the land of Zion, I the Lord holdeth it in mine  own hands: nevertheless, I the Lord render eth unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s:  wherefore I the Lord willeth, that you should  purchase the lands, that you may have advan tage of the world, that you may have claim on  the world, that they may not be stirred up unto  anger: for satan putteth it into their hearts to  anger against you, and to the shedding of  blood: wherefore the land of Zion shall not be  obtained but by purchase, or by blood, other wise there is none inheritance for you. And  if by purchase behold you are blessed: and if  by blood, as you are forbidden to shed blood, [p. 205]
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.