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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Son of man cometh not in the form of a woman,  neither of a man travelling on the earth: where fore be not deceived, but continue in steadfast ness, looking forth for the heavens to be sha ken; and the earth to tremble, and to reel to  and fro as a drunken man; and for the valleys  to be exalted; and for the mountains to be made  low; and for the rough places to become smooth:  and all this when the angel shall sound his trum pet.
5 But before the great day of the Lord shall  come, Jacob shall flourish in the wilderness;  and the Lamanites shall blossom as the rose:  Zion shall flourish upon the hills, and rejoice  upon the mountains, and shall be assembled  together unto the place which I have appoin ted. Behold I say unto you, go forth as I have  commanded you; repent of all your sins; ask  and ye shall receive; knock and it shall be  opened unto you: behold I will go before you,  and be your rereward; and I will be in your  midst, and you shall not be confounded: behold  I am Jesus Christ, and I come quickly; even  so: Amen.
 

Revelation, 6 June 1831 [D&C 52]

SECTION LXVI.
 
Revelation given June, 1831.
 
1 Behold, thus saith the Lord unto the elders  whom he hath called and chosen, in these last  days, by the voice of his Spirit, saying, I the  Lord will make known unto you what I will  that ye shall do from this time until the next  conference, which shall be held in Missouri, [p. 292]
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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.

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