Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

in your family, and among your friends, and  in all places. And behold it is your duty to  unite with the true church, and give your lan guage to exhortation continually, that you  may receive the reward of the laborer:—  Amen.

Revelation, 6 April 1830 [D&C 21]

Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. given April 6,  1830.
1 Behold there shall be a record kept among  you, and in it thou shalt be called a seer, a  translator, a prophet, an apostle of Jesus Christ,  an elder of the church through the will of God  the Father, and the grace of your Lord Jesus  Christ; being inspired of the Holy Ghost to  lay the foundation thereof, and to build it up  unto the most holy faith; which church was  organized and established, in the year of your  Lord eighteen hundred and thirty, in the fourth  month, and on the sixth day of the month, which is called April.
2 Wherefore meaning the church, thou shalt  give heed unto all his words, and command ments, which he shall give unto you, as he re ceiveth them, walking in all holiness before me:  for his word ye shall receive, as if from mine  own mouth, in all patience and faith; for by  doing these things, the gates of hell shall not  prevail against you; yea, and the Lord God  will disperse the powers of darkness from be fore you; and cause the heavens to shake for [p. 265]
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.