Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Revelation, circa August 1830 [D&C 27]

Revelation given September, 1830.
1 Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your  Lord, your God and your Redeemer, whose  word is quick and powerful. For behold I say  unto you, that it mattereth not what ye shall  eat, or what ye shall drink, when ye partake of  the sacrament, if it so be that ye do it with an  eye single to my glory; remembering unto the  Father my body which was laid down for you,  and my blood which was shed for the remis sion of your sins: wherefore a commandment  I give unto you, that you shall not purchase  wine, neither strong drink of your enemies:  wherefore you shall partake of none, except  it is made new among you; yea, in this my  Father’s kingdom which shall be built up on  the earth.
2 Behold this is wisdom in me: wherefore  marvel not for the hour cometh that I will  drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the  earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent un to you to reveal the book of Mormon, con taining the fulness of my everlasting gospel;  to whom I have committed the keys of the  record of the stick of Ephraim; and also with  Elias, to whom I have committed the keys of  bringing to pass the restoration of all things,  spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets  since the world began, concerning the last  days: and also John the son of Zacharias,  which Zacharias he (Elias) visited and gave [p. 270]
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.