Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

have spoken. I am Jesus Christ the Son of  God: wherefore gird up your loins and I will  suddenly come to my temple; even so: Amen.

Revelation, 30 December 1830 [D&C 37]

Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. and Sidney  Rigdon, given December, 1830.
1 Behold I say unto you, that it is not expe dient in me that ye should translate any more  until ye shall go to the Ohio; and this because  of the enemy and for your sakes. And again,  I say unto you, that ye shall not go until ye  have preached my gospel in those parts, and  have strengthened up the church withersoev er it is found, and more especially in Coles ville: for behold they pray unto me in much  faith.
2 And again a commandment I give unto  the church, that it is expedient in me that  they should assemble together at the Ohio,  against the time that my servant Oliver Cow dery shall return unto them. Behold here is  wisdom, and let every man choose for himself  until I come; even so: Amen.

Revelation, 5 January 1831 [D&C 39]

Revelation to James Covill [Covel], given January,  1831.
1 Hearken and listen to the voice of him  who is from all eternity to all eternity, the [p. 282]
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.