Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Again, it is written eternal damnation:— wherefore it is more express than other scrip tures, that it might work upon the hearts of  the children of men, altogether for my name’s  glory: wherefore, I will explain unto you, this  mystery, for it is meet unto you, to know  even as mine apostles. I speak unto you that  are chosen in this thing, even as one, that you  may enter into my rest. For behold, the  mystery of Godliness, how great is it? for be hold I am endless, and the punishment which  is given from my hand, is endless punishment,  for endless is my name; wherefore—
Eternal punishment)Endless punishment
is God’s punishment:)is God’s punishment:
wherefore, I command you to repent, and  keep the commandments which you have re ceived by the hand of my servant Joseph  Smith, jr. in my name: and it is by my al mighty power that you have received them:  therefore I command you to repent, repent,  lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and  by my wrath, and by my anger, and your suf ferings be sore: how sore you know not! how  exquisit you know not! yea, how hard to bear  you know not! For behold, I God have suf fered these things for all, that they might not  suffer, if they would repent, but if they would  not repent, they must suffer even as I: which  suffering caused myself, even God, the great est of all to tremble because of pain, and to  bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body  and spirit: and would that I might not drink  the bitter cup and shrink: nevetheless, glory be  to the Father, and I partook and finished my [p. 261]
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.