Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

one like unto it, then ye are justified in say ing that ye do not know that they are true;  but if ye cannot make one like unto it, ye are  under condemnation if ye do not bear record  that they are true: for ye know that there is  no unrighteousness in them; and that which  is righteous cometh down from above, from  the Father of lights.
3 And again, verily I say unto you, that it is  your privilege, and a promise I give unto you  that have been ordained unto this ministry,  that inasmuch as you strip yourselves from jeal ousies and fears, and humble yourselves before  me, for ye are not sufficiently humble, the veil  shall be rent and you shall see me and know  that I am; not with the carnal, neither natur al mind, but with the spiritual; for no man has  seen God at any time in the flesh, except  quickened by the Spirit of God: neither can  any natural man abide the presence of God;  neither after the carnal mind; ye are not able  to abide the presence of God now, neither the  ministering of angels: wherefore continue in  patience until ye are perfected.
4 Let not your minds turn back; and when  ye are worthy, in mine own due time, ye shall  see and know that which was conferred upon  you by the hands of my servant Joseph Smith,  jr. Amen. [p. 222]
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.