Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

5 And now behold if Zion do these things,  she shall prosper and spread herself and be come very glorious, very great, and very ter rible; and the nations of the earth shall honor  her, and shall say, surely Zion is the city of  our God; and surely Zion cannot fall, neither  be moved out of her place, for God is there,  and the hand of the Lord is there, and he hath  sworn by the power of his might to be her  salvation, and her high tower: therefore verily  thus saith the Lord let Zion rejoice, for this is  Zion, the pure in heart: therefore let Zion  rejoice, while all the wicked shall mourn: for  behold and lo, vengeance cometh speedily  upon the ungodly, as the whirlwind, and who  shall escape it: the Lord’s scourge shall pass  over by night and by day; and the report there of shall vex all people; yet, it shall not be  stayed until the Lord come: for the indigna tion of the Lord is kindled against their abom inations, and all their wicked works: neverthe less Zion shall escape if she observe to do all  things whatsoever I have commanded her, but  if she observe not to do whatsoever I have  commanded her, I will visit her according to  all her works: with sore affliction; with pesti lence; with plague; with sword; with venge ance; with devouring fire: nevertheless, let it  be read this once in their ears, that I the Lord  have accepted of their offering; and if she  sin no more, none of these things shall come  upon her, and I will bless her with blessings,  and multiply a multiplicity of blessings upon  her, and upon her generations, forever and ev er, saith the Lord your God: Amen. [p. 322]
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.