Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

church, saith the Lord God of hosts: and though  the heaven and the earth pass away, these  words shall not pass away, but shall be ful filled.
4 And if my servant Joseph Smith, jr. must  needs pay the money, behold I the Lord will  pay it unto him again in the land of Missouri,  that those of whom he shall receive may be  rewarded again, according to that which they  do. For according to that which they do, they  shall receive; even in lands for their inheri itance. Behold thus saith the Lord unto my  people, you have many things to do, and to  repent of: for behold your sins have come up  unto me, and are not pardoned, because you  seek to counsel in your own ways. And  your hearts are not satisfied. And ye obey  not the truth, but have pleasure in unright eousness.
5 Wo unto you rich men, that will not  give your substance to the poor, for your rich es will canker your souls! and this shall be  your lamentation in the day of visitation, and  of judgment, and of indignation: The harvest  is past, the summer is ended, and my soul is  not saved! Wo unto you poor men, whose  hearts are not broken, whose spirits are not  contrite, and whose bellies are not satisfied,  and whose hands are not stayed from laying  hold upon other men’s goods, whose eyes are  full of greediness, who will not labor with  their own hands!
6 But blessed are the poor, who are pure in  heart, whose hearts are broken, and whose [p. 301]
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.