Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

desires to see. And then he shall say unto the  people of this generation, behold I have seen  the things which the Lord has shown unto Jo seph Smith, jr. and I know of a surety that  they are true, for I have seen them: for they  have been shown unto me by the power of  God and not of man. And I the Lord com mand him, my servant Martin Harris, that he  shall say no more unto them concerning  these things, except he shall say I have seen  them, and they have been shown unto me by  the power of God: and these are the words  which he shall say. But if he deny this he  will break the covenant which he has before  covenanted with me, and behold he is con demned. And now except he humble himself  and acknowledge unto me the things which he  has done which are wrong, and covenant with  me that he will keep my commandments, and  exercise faith in me, behold, I say unto him, he  shall have no such views; for I will grant unto  him no views of the things of which I have  spoken. And if this be the case I command  you, my servant Joseph, that you shall say  unto him, that he shall do no more, nor trouble  me any more concerning this matter.
6 And if this be the case, behold I say unto  thee Joseph, when thou hast translated a few  more pages thou shalt stop for a season, even  until I command thee again: then thou mayest  translate again. And except thou do this, be hold thou shalt have no more gift, and I will  take away the things which I have intrusted  with thee. And now because I foresee the  lying in wait to destroy thee: yea, I foresee [p. 235]
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.