Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

which is Spirit, even the Spirit of truth; and  truth is knowledge of things as they are, and  as they were, and as they are to come: and  whatsoever is more or less than this, is the  spirit of that wicked one, who was a liar from  the beginning. The Spirit of truth is of God:  I am the Spirit of truth. And John bore re cord of me, saying, he received a fulness of  truth; yea, even of all truth, and no man re ceiveth a fulness unless he keepeth his com mandments. He that keepeth his command ments, receiveth truth and light, until he is  glorified in truth, and knoweth all things.
5 Man was also in the beginning with God.  Intelligence, or the light of truth was not cre ated or made, neither indeed can be. All  truth is independent in that sphere in which  God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intel ligence also, otherwise there is no existence.  Behold here is the agency of man, and here  is the condemnation of man because that which  was from the beginning is plainly manifest un to them, and they receive not the light. And  every man whose spirit receiveth not the light,  is under condemnation, for man is spirit. The  elements are eternal, and spirit and element,  inseparably connected, receiveth a fulness of  joy; and when separated, man cannot receive  a fulness of joy. The elements are the tab ernacle of God; yea, man is the tabernacle of  God, even temples; and whatsoever temple is  defiled, God shall destroy that temple.
6 The glory of God is intelligence, or, in  other words, light and truth: light and truth [p. 325]
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.