Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

Revelation, 6 May 1833 [D&C 93]

Revelation given May, 1833.
1 Verily thus saith the Lord, it shall come  to pass that every soul who forsaketh their  sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my  name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my  commandments, shall see my face, and know  that I am, and that I am the true light that  lighteth every man that cometh into the world:  and that I am in the Father and the Father in  me, and the Father and I are one: the Father  because he gave me of his fulness; and the  Son because I was in the world and made flesh  my tabernacle, and dwelt among the sons of  men: I was in the world and received of my  Father, and the works of him were plainly  manifest; and John saw and bore record of the  fulness of my glory; and the fulness of John’s  record is hereafter to be revealed: And he  bore record saying, I saw his glory that he was  in the beginning before the world was: there fore, in the beginning the Word was; for he  was the Word, even the messenger of salva tion, the light and the Redeemer of the world;  the Spirit of truth, who came into the world  because the world was made by him; and in  him was the life of men and the light of men.  The worlds were made by him. Men were  made by him. All things were made by him,  and through him, and of him: And I John  bare record that I beheld his glory, as the glo ry of the Only Begotten of the Father, full  of grace and truth; even the Spirit of truth [p. 323]
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.