Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

into the eastern countries, from place to place,  and from city to city, in the power of the or dination wherewith he has been ordained,  proclaiming glad tidings of great joy, even the  everlasting gospel, and I will send upon him  the Comforter which shall teach him the truth  and the way whither he shall go; and inasmuch  as he is faithful I will crown him again with  sheaves: wherefore let your heart be glad my  servant Jared Carter, and fear not saith your  Lord, even Jesus Christ: Amen.

Revelation, 7 March 1832 [D&C 80]

Revelation given March, 1832.
1 Verily, thus saith the Lord, unto you my  servant Stephen Burnett, go ye, go ye into the  world, and preach the gospel to every crea ture that cometh under the sound of your  voice, and inasmuch as you desire a compan ion I will give unto you my servant Eden  Smith: wherefore go ye and preach my gos pel, whether to the north, or to the south; to  the east, or to the west, it mattereth not, for  ye cannot go amiss: therefore declare the  things which ye have heard and verily believe,  and know to be true. Behold this is the will  of him who hath called you, your Redeemer,  even Jesus Christ: Amen. [p. 315]
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.