Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

banners. And the testimony of three wit nesses will I send forth of my word; and be hold whosoever believeth on my words them  will I visit with the manifestation of my Spir it and they shall be born of me, even of water  and of the Spirit. And you must wait yet a  little while; for ye are not yet ordained: and  their testimony shall also go forth unto the  condemnation of this generation if they harden  their hearts against them: for a desolating  scourge shall go forth among the inhabitants of  the earth, and shall continue to be poured out,  from time to time, if they repent not, until the  earth is empty, and the inhabitants thereof are  consumed away, and utterly destroyed by the  brightness of my coming. Behold, I tell you  these things even as I also told the people of  the destruction of Jerusalem, and my word  shall be verified at this time as it hath hitherto  been verified.
4 And now I command you, my servant  Joseph, to repent and walk more uprightly  before me, and yield to the pursuasions of men  no more; and that you be firm in keeping the  commandments wherewith I have commanded  you, and if you do this, behold I grant unto  you eternal life, even if you should be slain.
5 And now again I speak unto you, my ser vant Joseph, concerning the man that desires  the witness: Behold I say unto him he exalts  himself and does not humble himself sufficient ly before me: but if he will bow down before  me, and humble himself in mighty prayer and  faith, in the sincerity of his heart, then will I  grant unto him a view of the things which he [p. 234]
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.