Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

his sickle with his might, the same layeth up  in store that he perish not, but bringeth salva tion to his soul, and faith, hope, charity, and  love, with an eye single to the glory of God,  qualifies him for the work.
2 Remember faith, virtue, knowledge, tem perance, patience, brotherly kindness, godli ness, charity, humility, diligence. Ask and  ye shall receive, knock and it shall be opened  unto you: Amen.

Revelation, March 1829 [D&C 5]

Revelation given March, 1829.
1 Behold I say unto you, that as my ser vant Martin Harris has desired a witness at  my hand, that you, my servant Joseph Smith,  jr. have got the plates of which you have tes tified and born record that you have received  of me: and now behold, this shall you say un to him, He who spake unto you said unto you,  I the Lord am God, and have given these  things unto you, my servant Joseph Smith, jr.  and have commanded you that you should  stand as a witness of these things, and I have  caused you that you should enter into a cove nant with me, that you should not show them  except to those persons to whom I command  you; and you have no power over them except  I grant it unto you. And you have a gift to  translate the plates; and this is the first gift  that I bestowed upon you, and I have com manded that you should pretend to no other [p. 232]
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.