Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

you have not faith, hope and charity, you can  do nothing. Contend against no church, save  it be the church of the devil. Take upon you  the name of Christ, and speak the truth in sober ness, and as many as repent, and are baptized  in my name, which is Jesus Christ, and endure  to the end, the same shall be saved. Behold  Jesus Christ is the name which is given of the  Father, and there is none other name given  whereby man can be saved: wherefore all men  must take upon them the name which is given  of the Father, for in that name shall they be  called at the last day: wherefore if they know  not the same by which they are called, they  cannot have place in the kingdom of my Fa ther.
5 And now behold, there are others who  are called to declare my gospel, both unto  Gentile and unto Jew: yea, even twelve: and  the twelve shall be my disciples, and they shall  take upon them my name: and the twelve are  they who shall desire to take upon them my  name, with full purpose of heart: and if they  desire to take upon them my name, with full  purpose of heart, they are called to go into all  the world to preach my gospel unto every  creature: and they are they who are ordained  of me to baptize in my name, according to  that which is written; and you have that which  is written before you: wherefore you must  perform it according to the words which are  written. And now I speak unto the twelve:  Behold my grace is sufficient for you: you  must walk uprightly before me and sin not.— [p. 258]
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.