Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

pared for you, and be made rulers over many  kingdoms, saith the Lord God, the Holy One  of Zion, who hath established the foundations  of Adam-ondi-Ahman; who hath appointed  Michael, your prince, and established his feet,  and set him upon high; and given unto him the  keys of salvation under the counsel and direc tion of the Holy One, who is without begin ning of days or end of life.
4  Verily, verily I say unto you, ye are lit tle children, and ye have not as yet under stood how great blessings the Father has in  his own hands, and prepared for you; and ye  cannot bear all things now, nevertheless be of  good cheer, for I will lead you along: the king dom is yours and the blessings thereof are  yours; and the riches of eternity are yours:  and he who receiveth all things, with thank fulness, shall be made glorious, and the things  of this earth shall be added unto him, even an  hundred fold, yea more: wherefore do the  things which I have commanded you, saith  your Redeemer, even the Son Ahman [Jesus Christ], who  prepareth all things before he taketh you; for  ye are the church of the first born, and he  will take you up in the cloud, and appoint every  man his portion. And he that is a faithful and  wise steward shall inherit all things: Amen.

Revelation, 12 March 1832 [D&C 79]

Revelation given March, 1832.
1  Verily I say unto you, that it is my will  that my servant Jared Carter should go again [p. 314]
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.