Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

come upon you and which shall dwell in your  heart.
2 Now, behold this is the Spirit of Revela tion: behold this is the Spirit by which Moses  brought the children of Israel through the Red  Sea on dry ground; therefore this is thy gift:  apply unto it and blessed art thou, for it shall  deliver you out of the hands of your enemies,  when, if it were not so, they would slay you  and bring your soul to destruction.
3 O remember these words, and keep my  commandments. Remember this is your gift.  Now this is not all thy gift; for you have anoth er gift, which is the gift of Aaron: behold it  has told you many things: behold there is no  other power save the power of God that can  cause this gift of Aaron to be with you; there fore, doubt not, for it is the gift of God, and  you shall hold it in your hands, and do mar velous works; and no power shall be able to  take it away out of your hands; for it is the  work of God. And therefore, whatsoever  you shall ask me to tell you by that means,  that will I grant unto you and you shall have  knowledge concerning it: remember, that with out faith you can do nothing. Therefore, ask  in faith. Trifle not with these things: do not  ask for that which you ought not: ask that you  may know the mysteries of God, and that you  may translate and receive knowledge from all  those ancient records which have been hid up,  that are sacred, and according to your faith  shall it be done unto you. Behold, it is I that  have spoken it: and I am the same who spake  unto you from the beginning: Amen. [p. 238]
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.