Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

this church, which I the Lord have raised up  in these last days.
2 Behold I the Lord, who was crucified for  the sins of the world, giveth unto you a com mandment, that you shall forsake the world.  Take upon you mine ordinances, even that of  an elder, to preach faith and repentance, and  remission of sins, according to my word, and  the reception of the Holy Spirit by the laying  on of hands. And also to be an agent unto  this church in the place which shall be appoin ted by the bishop, according to command ments which shall be given hereafter.
3 And again, verily I say unto you, you  shall take your journey with my servants Jo seph Smith, jr. and Sidney Rigdon. Behold  these are the first ordinances which you shall  receive: and the residue shall be known in a  time to come, according to your labor in my  vineyard. And again, I would that ye should  learn that it is he only who is saved, that en dureth unto the end; even so: Amen.

Revelation, 10 June 1831 [D&C 54]

Revelation to Newel Knight, given June, 1831.
1 Behold, thus saith the Lord, even Alpha  and Omega, the beginning and the end, even  he who was crucified for the sins of the world.  Behold, verily, verily I say unto you, my ser vant Newel Knight, you shall stand fast in the  office wherewith I have appointed you: and if  your brethren desire to escape their enemies  let them repent of all their sins; and become [p. 297]
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.