Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

part unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlight en your mind, which shall fill your soul with  joy, and then shall ye know, or by this shall  you know, all things whatsoever you desire of  me, which is pertaining unto thing[s] of righte ousness, in faith believing in me that you shall  receive.
8 Behold I command you, that you need not  suppose that you are called to preach until you  are called: wait a little longer, until you shall  have my word, my rock, my church, and my  gospel, that you may know of a surety my  doctrine; and then behold, according to your  desires; yea, even according to your faith, shall  it be done unto you.
9 Keep my commandments; hold your  peace; appeal unto my Spirit: yea, cleave un to me with all your heart, that you may assist  in bringing to light those things of which have  been spoken: yea, the translation of my work:  be patient until you shall accomplish it.
10 Behold this is your work, to keep my  commandments; yea, with all your might, mind,  and strength: seek not to declare my word,  but first seek to obtain my word, and then shall  your tongue be loosed; then, if you desire, you  shall have my Spirit, and my word: yea, the  power of God unto the convincing of men; but  now hold your peace; study my word which  hath gone forth among the children of men;  and also study my word which shall come forth  among the children of men; or that which is  now translating: yea, until you have obtained  all which I shall grant unto the children of [p. 249]
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.