Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

henceforth that bear the keys of the kingdom  given unto you; which kingdom is coming  forth for the last time.
2 Verily I say unto you, the keys of this  kingdom shall never be taken from you, while  thou art in the world, neither in the wor[l]d to  come: nevertheless, through you shall the or acles be given to another; yea, even unto the  church. And all they who receive the oracles  of God, let them beware how they hold them,  lest they are accounted as a light thing, and  are brought under condemnation thereby; and  stumble and fall, when the storms descend,  and the winds blow, and the rains descend,  and beat upon their house.
3 And again, verily I say unto thy brethren  Sidney Rigdon, and Frederick G. Williams,  their sins are forgiven them also, and they  are accounted as equal with thee in holding  the keys of this last kingdom: as also through  your administration the keys of the school of  the prophets, which I have commanded to be  organized, that thereby they may be perfec ted in their ministry for the salvation of Zion,  and of the nations of Israel, and of the Gen tiles, as many as will believe, that through  your administration, they may receive the  word, and through their administration, the  word may go forth unto the ends of the earth,  unto the Gentiles first, and then behold, and  lo, they shall turn unto the Jews: and then  cometh the day when the arm of the Lord  shall be revealed in power in convincing the  nations, the heathen nations, the house of Jo seph, of the gospel of their salvation. [p. 330]
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.