Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

in this thing, for behold he has put it into their  hearts to get thee to tempt the Lord thy God,  in asking to translate it over again; and then  behold they say and think in their hearts, we  will see if God has given him power to trans late, if so, he will also give him power again;  and if God giveth him power again, or if he  translates again, or in other words, if he  bringeth forth the same words, behold we have  the same with us, and we have altered them:  therefore, they will not agree, and we will say  that he has lied in his words, and that he has  no gift, and that he has no power: therefore,  we will destroy him, and also the work, and we  will do this that we may not be ashamed in  the end, and that we may get glory of the  world.
3 Verily, verily I say unto you, that satan  has great hold upon their hearts; he stirreth  them up to iniquity against that which is good,  and their hearts are corrupt, and full of wick edness and abominations, and they love dark ness rather than light, because their deeds are  evil: therefore they will not ask of me. Sa tan stirreth them up, that he may lead their  souls to destruction. And thus he has laid a  cunning plan, thinking to destroy the work of  God, but I will require this at their hands, and  it shall turn to their shame and condemnation  in the day of judgment; yea, he stirreth up  their hearts to anger against this work; yea,  he saith unto them, deceive and lie in wait to  catch, that ye may destroy: behold this is no  harm, and thus he flattereth them, and telleth  them that it is no sin to lie, that they may catch [p. 242]
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.