Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

And now verily I say unto you, and what I  say unto one I say unto all, be of good cheer  little children, for I am in your midst, and I  have not forsaken you, and inasmuch as you  have humbled yourselves before me, the bless ings of the kingdom are yours. Gird up your  loins and be watchful, and be sober, looking  forth for the coming of the Son of man, for he  cometh in an hour you think not. Pray al ways that you enter not into temptation, that  you may abide the day of his coming, wheth er in life or in death; even so: Amen.

Revelation, 13 August 1831 [D&C 62]

Revelation given August, 1831.
1 Behold and hearken, O ye elders of my  church, saith the Lord your God; even Jesus  Christ, your advocate who knoweth the weak ness of man and how to succor them who are  tempted: and verily mine eyes are upon those  who have not as yet gone up unto the land of  Zion: wherefore your mission is not yet full:  nevertheless ye are blessed, for the testimony  which ye have borne is recorded in heaven for  the angels to look upon, and they rejoice over  you; and your sins are forgiven you.
2 And now continue your journey. Assem ble yourselves upon the land of Zion, and hold  a meeting and rejoice together, and offer a sa crament unto the Most High; and then you  may return to bear record; yea, even all to gether, or two by two, as seemeth you good;  it mattereth not unto me, only be faithful, and [p. [308]]
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.