Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

your good, and his name’s glory. For thus  saith the Lord God, him have I inspired to move  the cause of Zion in mighty power for good;  and his diligence I know, and his prayers I have  heard: yea, his weeping for Zion I have seen,  and I will cause that he shall mourn for her no  longer, for his days of rejoicing are come unto  the remission of his sins, and the manifestations  of my blessings upon his works.
3 For behold, I will bless all those who la bor in my vineyard, with a mighty blessing,  and they shall believe on his words, which are  given him through me, by the Comforter, which  manifesteth that Jesus was crucified by sinful  men for the sins of the world; yea, for the re mission of sins unto the contrite heart. Where fore, it behooveth me, that he should be ordain ed by you, Oliver Cowdery, mine apostle; this  being an ordinance unto you, that you are an  elder under his hand, he being the first unto  you, that you might be an elder unto this church  of Christ, bearing my name; and the first  preacher of this church, unto the church, and  before the world: yea, before the Gentiles; yea,  and thus saith the Lord God, lo, lo, to the  Jews, also: Amen. [p. 266]
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.