Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

of men: for behold, you should not have feared  man more than God, although men set at  nought the counsels of God, and despise his  words, yet you should have been faithful and  he would have extended his arm, and supported  you against all the fiery darts of the adversary;  and he would have been with you in every  time of trouble.
4 Behold thou art Joseph, and thou wast  chosen to do the work of the Lord, but because  of transgression, if thou art not aware thou wilt  fall, but remember God is merciful: therefore,  repent of that which thou hast done, which is  contrary to the commandment which I gave  you, and thou art still chosen, and art again  called to the work; except thou do this, thou  shalt be delivered up and become as other men,  and have no more gift.
5 And when thou deliveredst up that which  God had given thee sight and power to trans late, thou deliveredst up that which was sacred,  into the hands of a wicked man, who has set at  nought the counsels of God, and has broken  the most sacred promises, which were made be fore God, and has depended upon his own judg ment, and boasted in his own wisdom, and this  is the reason that thou hast lost thy privileges  for a season, for thou hast suffered the counsel  of thy director to be trampled upon from the  beginning.
6 Nevertheless my work shall go forth, for,  inasmuch as the knowledge of a Savior has  come unto the world, through the testimony of  the Jews, even so shall the knowledge of a Sav [p. 230]
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.