Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

13 And for this cause have I said, if this  generation harden not their hearts I will es tablish my church among them. Now I do  not say this to destroy my church, but I say  this to build up my church; therefore, whoso ever belongeth to my church need not fear, for  such shall inherit the kingdom of heaven: but  it is they who do not fear me, neither keep  my commandments, but buildeth up churches  unto themselves, to get gain; yea, and all those  that do wickedly, and buildeth up the kingdom  of the devil; yea, verily, verily I say unto  you, that it is they that I will disturb, and  cause to tremble and shake to the centre.
14 Behold I am Jesus Christ, the Son of  God: I came unto my own, and my own re ceived me not. I am the light which shineth  in darkness, and the darkness comprehen[d]eth  it not. I am he who said other sheep have I  which are not of this fold, unto my disciples,  and many there were that understood me not.
15 And I will show unto this people, that I  had other sheep, and that they were a branch  of the house of Jacob: and I will bring to light  their marvelous works, which they did in my  name: yea, and I will also bring to light my  gospel, which was ministered unto them, and  behold they shall not deny that which you  have received, but they shall build it up, and  shall bring to light the true points of my doc trine: yea, and the only doctrine which is in  me, and this I do, that I may establish my gos pel, that there may not be so much contention:  yea, satan doth stir up the hearts of the peo [p. 246]
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.