Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

and have seen them with your eyes, you shall  testify of them, by the power of God; and  this you shall do that my servant Joseph  Smith, jr. may not be destroyed, that I may  bring about my righteous purposes unto the  children of men, in this work. And ye shall  testify that you have seen them, even as my  servant Joseph Smith, jr. has seen them, for it  is by my power that he hath seen them, and it  is because he had faith: and he has translated  the book, even that part which I have com manded him, and as your Lord and your God  liveth it is true.
3 Wherefore you have received the same  power, and the same faith, and the same gift  like unto him; and if you do these last com mandments of mine, which I have given you,  the gates of hell shall not prevail against you;  for my grace is sufficient for you: and you  shall be lifted up at the last day. And I, Je sus Christ, your Lord and your God, have spo ken it unto you, that I might bring about my  righteous purposes unto the children of men:  Amen. [p. 255]
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.