Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

in me: wherefore if he shall be diligent in  keeping my commandments, he shall be bless ed unto eternal life, and his name is Joseph.
3 And now Oliver Cowdery, I speak unto  you, and also unto David Whitmer, by the way  of commandment: for behold I command all  men every where to repent, and I speak unto  you, even as unto Paul mine apostle, for you  are called even with that same calling with  which he was called. Remember the worth  of souls is great in the sight of God: for be hold the Lord your Redeemer suffered death  in the flesh: wherefore he suffered the pain of  all men, that all men might repent and come  unto him. And he hath risen again from the  dead, that he might bring all men unto him on  conditions of repentance. And how great is  his joy in the soul that repenteth. Wherefore  you are called to cry repentance unto this peo ple. And if it so be that you should labor all  your days, in crying repentance unto this peo ple, and bring save it be one soul unto me, how  great shall be your joy with him in the king dom of my Father?
4 And now if your joy will be great with  one soul, that you have brought unto me into  the kingdom of my Father, how great will be  your joy, if you should bring many souls un to me? Behold you have my gospel before  you, and my rock, and my salvation: ask the  Father in my name in faith believing that you  shall receive, and you shall have the Holy  Ghost which manifesteth all things, which is  expedient unto the children of men. And if [p. 257]
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.