Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

girt about with truth; having on the breast plate of righteousness; and your feet shod  with the preparation of the gospel of peace  which I have sent mine angels to commit un to you, taking the shield of faith wherewith  ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of  the wicked; and take the helmet of salvation,  and the sword of my spirit, which I will pour  out upon you, and my word which I reveal  unto you, and be agreed as touching all things  whatsoever ye ask of me, and be faithful until  I come, and ye shall be caught up, that where  I am ye shall be also: Amen.

Revelation, September 1830–B [D&C 28]

Revelation given to Oliver Cowdery, Septem ber, 1830.
1 Behold I say unto thee, Oliver, that it  shall be given unto thee, that thou shalt be  heard by the church, in all things whatsoever  thou shalt teach them by the Comforter, con cerning the revelations and commandments  which I have given.
2 But behold, verily, verily I say unto thee,  no one shall be appointed to receive command ments and revelations in this church, except ing my servant Joseph Smith, jr. for he re ceiveth them even as Moses; and thou shalt  be obedient unto the things which I shall give  unto him, even as Aaron, to declare faithfully  the commandments and revelations, with pow er and authority unto the church. And if  thou art led at any time by the Comforter to [p. 272]
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.