Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

am to come. This is the word of the Lord  unto you my servant, Orson Hyde; and also  unto my servant, Luke Johnson, and unto my  servant, Lyman Johnson, and unto my servant,  William E. McLellin; and unto all the faith ful elders of my church: Go ye into all the  world; preach the gospel to every creature;  acting in the authority which I have given  you; baptizing in the name of the Father, and  of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and he  that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved,  and he that believeth not shall be damned; and  he that believeth shall be blessed with signs  following, even as it is written: and unto you  it shall be given to know the signs of the times,  and the signs of the coming of the Son of man;  and of as many as the Father shall bear rec ord, to you it shall be given power to seal  them up unto eternal life. Amen.
2 And now concerning the items in addi tion to the covenants and commandments,  they are these: There remaineth hereafter in  the due time of the Lord, other bishops to be  set apart unto the church to minister even ac cording to the first: wherefore they shall be  high priests who are worthy, and they shall  be appointed by the first presidency of the  Melchisedek priesthood, except they be lite ral decendants of Aaron, and if they be lite ral decendants of Aaron, they have a legal  right to the bishopric, if they are the first born  among the sons of Aaron: for the first born  holds the right of the presidency over this  priesthood, and the keys or authority of the  same. No man has a legal right to this of [p. 215]
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.