Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

and earthly things also, for the obtaining of  heavenly things; for if ye are not equal in  earthly things, ye cannot be equal in obtain ing heavenly things: for if you will that I give  unto you a place in the celestial world, you  must prepare yourselves by doing the things  which I have commanded you and required  of you.
2  And now, verily thus saith the Lord it is  expedient that all things be done unto my glo ry, that ye should, who are joined together in  this order: or in other words, let my servant  Ahas[h]dah [Newel K. Whitney], and my servant Gazelam [JS], or Enoch,  and my servant Pelagoram [Sidney Rigdon], sit in council with  the saints which are in Zion; otherwise satan  seeketh to turn their hearts away from the truth,  that they become blinded, and understand not  the things which are prepared for them: where fore a commandment I give unto you, to pre pare and organize yourselves by a bond or  everlasting covenant that cannot be broken.
3  And he who breaketh it shall lose his of fice and standing in the church, and shall be  delivered over to the buffetings of satan until  the day of redemption. Behold this is the  preparation wherewith I prepare you, and  the foundation, and the ensample, which I give  unto you, whereby you may accomplish the  commandments which are given you, that  through my providence, notwithstanding the  tribulation which shall descend upon you,  that the church may stand independent above  all other creatures beneath the celestial world,  that you may come up unto the crown pre [p. 313]
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.