Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Revelation, 16 April 1830 [D&C 22]

Revelation to the church of Christ, which was  established in these last days, in the year of  our Lord one thousand eight hundred and  thirty: Given April, 1830, in consequence  of some desiring to unite with the church  without re-baptism, who had previously been  baptized.
1 Behold I say unto you, that all old cov enants have I caused to be done away in this  thing, and this is a new and an everlasting  covenant; even that which was from the be ginning. Wherefore, although a man should  be baptized an hundred times, it availeth him  nothing; for you cannot enter in at the straight  gate by the law of Moses, neither by your  dead works; for it is because of your dead  works, that I have caused this last covenant,  and this church to be built up unto me; even  as in days of old. Wherefore enter ye in at  the gate, as I have commanded, and seek not  to counsel your God: Amen.

Revelation, July 1830–C [D&C 25]

Revelation given July, 1830
1 Hearken unto the voice of the Lord your  God, while I speak unto you, Emma Smith, my  daughter, for verily I say unto you, all those  who receive my gospel are sons and daughters  in my kingdom. A revelation I give unto you  concerning my will, and if thou art faithful and [p. 267]
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.