Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

promise that he should have a son, and his  name should be John, and he should be filled  with the spirit of Elias; which John I have  sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith, jr.  and Oliver Cowdery, to ordain you unto this  first priesthood which you have received, that  you might be called and ordained even as  Aaron: and also Elijah, unto whom I have  committed the keys of the power of turning  the hearts of the fathers to the children and  the hearts of the children to the fathers, that  the whole earth may not be smitten with a  curse: and also, with Joseph, and Jacob, and  Isaac, and Abraham, your fathers; by whom  the promises remain; and also with Michael,  or Adam, the father of all, the prince of all,  the ancient of days.
3 And also with Peter, and James, and  John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I  have ordained you and confirmed you to be  apostles and especial witnesses of my name,  and bear the keys of your ministry: and of the  same things which I revealed unto them: un to whom I have committed the keys of my  kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for  the last times; and for the fulness of times, in  the which I will gather together in one all  things, both which are in heaven and which  are on earth: and also with all those whom  my Father hath given me out of the world:  wherefore lift up your hearts and rejoice, and  gird up your loins, and take upon you my  whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand  the evil day, having done all ye may be able  to stand. Stand, therefore, having your loins [p. 271]
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.