Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

recover my people, which are of the house of  Israel.
4 And it shall come to pass that power shall  rest upon thee; thou shalt have great faith  and I will be with thee and go before thy  face. Thou art called to labor in my vineyard,  and to build up my church, and to bring forth  Zion, that it may rejoice upon the hills and  flourish. Behold, verily, verily I say unto  thee, thou art not called to go into the eastern  countries, but thou art called to go to the Ohio.  And inasmuch as my people shall assemble  themselves to the Ohio, I have kept in store a  blessing such as is not known among the chil dren of men, and it shall be poured forth upon  their heads. And from thence men shall go  forth into all nations.
5 Bohold, verily, verily I say unto you, that  the people in Ohio call upon me in much faith,  thinking I will stay my hand in judgment up on the nations, but I cannot deny my word:  wherefore lay to with your might and call  faithful laborers into my vineyard, that it may  be pruned for the last time. And inasmuch  as they do repent and receive the fulness of  my gospel, and become sanctified, I will stay  mine hand in judgment: wherefore go forth,  crying with a loud voice, saying, The kingdom  of heaven is at hand; crying Hosanna! bless ed be the name of the most high God. Go  forth baptizing with water, preparing the way  before my face, for the time of my coming; for  the time is at hand; the day nor the hour no  man knoweth; but it surely shall come, and he  that receiveth these things receiveth me; and [p. 284]
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.